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 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.
The Khader Lab in the Department of Molecular Microbiology at Washington University in St. Louis has an immediate opening for a highly motivated candidate with a Ph.D. and at least three years applicable experience to join a fast-paced environment. The laboratory of Dr. Shabaana Khader is interested in investigating parameters that mediate protective immunity to the pulmonary infectious disease, tuberculosis. The primary focus of the work includes, but is not limited to:
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
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Collaborates with PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Develops hypotheses to be tested and ways of testing it.
Complies with established safety procedures and maintaining required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Manages research project with other institutions and investigators.
Requires PhD, M.D. or equivalent terminal degree and at least 3 years of postdoctoral experience.
Prior experience working with mouse models.
Exceptional organizational skills.
Extensive prior experience in cell, molecular biology or related fields.
Analytical reasoning and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated working knowledge of standard laboratory policies, procedures and equipment.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel and technical publications.
Must be able to work well independently or as a team member.
Applicant Special Instructions:
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.
The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.
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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.
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