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Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology and the Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases on the Medical School Campus.
Conduct research projects, including developing new project concepts, autonomy in experimental designs, data analysis, presentation, and publication of experimental results.
This laboratory has been central to delineating osteoclast biology having produced more than 350 peer reviewed publications. Many of our trainees hold distinguished faculty positions and are international leaders in bone biology. In recent years we have extended our interest to obesity and alteration of the skeleton and other pathological conditions including metastatic cancer. Our efforts have resulted in many publications in high impact journals such as Cell Metabolism and the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
In concert with faculty members in the laboratory, the candidate will design protocols forming the basis of their research. They are encouraged to challenge hypotheses of other members of the laboratory and propose alternative research strategies.
The candidate is expected to present data at meetings, publish results and assist with grant preparation.
Doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent).
Excellent skills in cell culture and molecular biology, mouse genotyping, plasmid and retrovirus preparation and gene transfer, and protein analysis (Western blot, FACS, IHC/IF and ELISA).
Previous experience with analysis of genetic manipulation would be a plus.
Strong written and oral communication skills, including a demonstrated ability to publish research results as peer-reviewed journal articles.
Demonstrate computer literacy, including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc.).
Highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and collaborating investigators.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
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.
The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multidisciplinary 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, a vibrant community of ~15 labs with complementary interests and expertise, providing a rich training environment.
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