Opportunity to join a research team studying the parasite Toxoplasma, which causes serious illness in children and people with weakened immune systems. Contribute to our drug discovery project to develop more effective treatments for chronic toxoplasmosis. Tasks include expression and purification of recombinant proteins, performing biochemical and cell-based assays to screen small molecules for inhibitory activity, basic discovery and assay development. The project involves an exciting collaborative environment where you will interact with a multidisciplinary team of biochemists, structural biologists, and medicinal chemists at Washington University in St. Louis.
Collaborates on designing, conducting and reporting of research projects.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborates with the PI on the design, conduct and reporting of research projects.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting. Assists PI in preparing grant proposals.
Assists PI in preparing reports and manuscripts for publication.
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.
Perform other duties as assigned
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Prior experience with molecular cloning, protein expression and purification.
Prior experience with protein biochemistry and analytic methods.
Familiarity with ELISA and colorimetric enzyme assays.
Familiarity with small molecule inhibitor studies and/or high throughput screening.
Working knowledge of spreadsheets and statistical analyses.
Excellent record keeping, organizational skills, and ability to interact with others.
PhD, M.D. or equivalent terminal degree and at least three years of postdoctoral experience; combination of education and experience equaling twelve years may substitute for this requirement.
$62,200.00 - $112,700.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.
Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.
Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.
WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.
Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!
We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? Weâ™ve got you covered.
WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.