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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Microbiology - 38638

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Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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EOE Statement:

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:

Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.  

Department Name/Job Location:

This position is in the Department of Molecular Microbiology.  This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions:

Postdoctoral positions in women’s health and host-pathogen/microbiome research

The Lewis lab is seeking two enthusiastic postdoctoral researchers in the area of urogenital pathogenesis/microbiome research. We seek creative, organized, and detail-oriented individuals with a genuine interest in women’s health research. Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with one or more first-author publications. Must be willing and able to work as an integrated member of the team, and to participate in the development and documentation of new experimental approaches. 

Required Qualifications:

Position 1:

Required: Published research experience working in mouse model(s).

Position 2:

Required: Published research experience using mammalian cell culture and RNAi or other genetic tools to probe cellular mechanisms at the molecular level.

The successful candidates must have additional experience in at least two of the following areas: genomics/community profiling, qRT-PCR, bacterial genetics or other molecular biology approaches, glycobiology, gnotobiotic models, anaerobic microbiology, biochemical approaches (chromatography, protein/enzyme studies etc.).

Salary Range:

Salary will be commensurate with experience. 


This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions:

Please send (

): 1) your CV, including 2) the names and contact information for three professional references, 3) up to 2 pdfs of your first-author papers, 4) a brief cover letter outlining your ‘fit’ for the position, citing your experience in the areas above and pointing to your publications as evidence of your experience in the specified areas. The cover letter should also outline your roles in the provided paper(s), specifically, which figures were from experiments you yourself completed.

Letters will be requested for a subset of applicants. Consideration will begin immediately and will commence when the positions are filled.

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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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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