This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits. �
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology Division and located at CSRB - North tower on the Medical School Campus.
The Division of Gastroenterology at the Washington University School of Medicine represents one of the finest examples of an academic training program, dedicated to the study of digestive and liver diseases.� The balance of outstanding faculty, exemplary facilities, and a cohesive philosophy ensure consistent excellence across the missions of maintaining national prominence in research, teaching and patient care. �
There are opportunities for research in Gastroenterology and the primary focus of the work includes but is not limited to:
In vivo, in vitro, and ex vivo models for studying Helicobacter pylori infection of mouse and human gastric epithelium.
Gene expression and RNA-seq profiling of human and bacterial samples.
Performing molecular biology experiments to characterize effects of Helicobacter pylori-derived virulence factors on human and mouse gastric epithelium.
Immunostaining of human and mouse gastric tissue.
Hands-on work with mice is required.
Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.
A succesful candidate will have the following:
Demonstrated ability to work independently and effectively communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Demonstrated ability to formulate and test experimental ideas.
Conduct research experiments and assays.
Evaluate research results and discuss findings.
Perform data entry and maintain data files on research.
Ability to maintain complete, accurate, and organized records/data and perform basic data analysis.
Willingness to learn new experimental techniques.
Coordinate experiments with other collaborating laboratories and investigators.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Comply with established safety procedures and maintain required documentation on laboratory and specimen conditions.
Assist with general supply/equipment orders, lab maintenance, and cleaning.
Perform background research on relevant topics.
Basic molecular biology techniques, including cloning and protein purification, are prerequisite. Must have the ability to work independently, analyze data, and troubleshoot experiments. Other preferred qualifications include:
Knowledge of basic gastric physiology.
Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques, including cloning, DNA/RNA/protein isolation and purification, PCR, reverse transcription PCR, and immunoblotting.
Some experience with immunostaining in vitro and in vivo.
Some experience with large dataset analysis (RNAseq, genomics).
Some experience with breeding, handling, and genotyping mice.
Some experience with mammalian cell culture.
Salary is commensurate with experience.�
Candidates with prior experience in cellular/molecular biology and microbiology from a spectrum of holders of a Bachelor’s degree to a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
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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