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.
This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the lab of Dr. Shabaana Khader, Department of Molecular Microbiology and located at MPRB Building on the Medical School Campus.
The Khader lab seeks applicants with a PhD (or equivalent doctoral degree) plus two years of applicable experience. The interest of this lab is investigation of parameters that mediate protective immunity to the pulmonary infectious disease, tuberculosis.
The primary focus of the work includes but is not limited to the following:
Studying immune parameters using gene deficient mice and mouse models of tuberculosis.
Testing vaccine strategies and host direct therapeutics that protect against tuberculosis.
Characterizing the role of granulomas in immunity to tuberculosis.
Hands on work with mice is required, including the ability to handle and monitor them, perform injections, harvest tissue and perform breeding and screening.
Candidates with extensive prior experience in cell, molecular biology or related fields with at least a PhD and two years of experience are encouraged to apply.
Experience with mammalian cell culture.
Basic microbiology skills.
Experience with flow cytometry and immunological techniques.
Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA, and protein isolation and purification; PCR, reverse transcription PCR, immunoblotting, and ELISA.
Experience with immunocyto- and histo-chemistry; experience working with frozen and paraffin embedded tissue. Proficiency in these techniques is a plus.
Breeding and screening mice.
Working knowledge of Excel and Photoshop. Knowledge of Image J is a plus.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively. Should have troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
The hiring range for this opportunity is commensurate with experience.
The Department of Molecular Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training in Molecular Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment has 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.
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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