This posting is for a post-doctoral fellowship in neuroskeletal biology. Our laboratory synthesizes concepts from cell biology, physiology, and bioengineering to study the relationships between the nervous system and the skeleton. We have a directed interest in understanding how neural signals contribute to skeletal homeostasis, and how perturbations to this system contribute to bone loss, impaired healing, and skeletal pain. For currently available projects, please see: https://sites.wustl.edu/schellerlab/home/jobs/. The fellow will conduct research projects, including development of project concepts, experimental design, data analysis, presentation and publication of experimental results.
The candidate is expected to design and execute research protocols based on methods in the literature.
The candidate is expected to present data at meetings, publish the results and assist with grant preparation.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases. This position is located on the Medical School Campus.
Possess a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent).
Demonstrated computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc).
Highly motivated and organized.
Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced by prior publications and presentations.
Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Strong background in clinical sciences, including analyses of bone and muscle health, and/or biological techniques, including histology, immunohistochemistry, PCR, mammalian cell cultures, expression and analysis of proteins, mouse handling and/or other animal work.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of researchers dedicated to the study of local and systemic diseases affecting bone metabolism. In early 2012, the Division moved to a new space in the BJCIH as part of a Center for Musculoskeletal Research.
To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and C.V. to Erica L. Scheller D.D.S. Ph.D. at email@example.com.
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
Post Doc Instructions:
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Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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