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Postdoctoral position – Modeling hematopoietic and liver disease with engineered human pluripotent stem cells
A Postdoctoral associate position is available in the Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, United States. The Batista Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to study the role of RNA stability and decay on telomere dysfunction-induced bone marrow failure and liver fibrosis, using human pluripotent stem cells and targeted differentiation approaches as a model (Fok W et al Stem Cell Reports 2017, Batista LF and Artandi SE, Current Opinion in Genetics and Development, 2013, Batista LF
Nature 2011). This project will likely involve Chip-Seq, microarrays, RNA-Seq, CRISPR genome editing, and human stem cell differentiation assays.
The successful candidate should have a good publication record, and strong background in molecular biology and cell biology. Preference will be given to individuals with hands on experience on techniques associated with stem cell culture and genome engineering. The successful candidate must be highly self-motivated with a recent Ph.D. degree.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
Engage in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
PhD or MD and demonstrated relevant research experience and publication record.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.
A strong background in molecular and cellular biology is preferred.
Preference will be given to those with no previous postdoctoral experience.
Post Doc Instructions:
Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Luis Batista (email@example.com).
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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 appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
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