Postdoctoral Research Associate - Allergy & Immunology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR62103
The Laidlaw lab studies the development of immunological memory following viral infection. We use animal models of disease to understand the mechanisms by which immune memory cells develop and contribute to protective immunity. We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to investigate the development and function of memory B cells in mucosal tissues following viral infection. This project is funded by an NIH grant.
Manages their own project, which should lead to first author and additional collaborative publications.
Develops expertise relating to the study of immune cells, including flow cytometry analysis and sorting, ELISA, and analysis of sequencing data.
Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Assists undergraduate and rotation students working in lab.
Prepares and submits papers on research with development of excellent writing skills.
Assists in the design of research experiments and maintenance of the mouse colony.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Maintains conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
Engages in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
Maintains collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.
Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree.
Prior experience in immunology, microbiology or related fields.
Experience working with mouse models.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Candidates must provide a personal statement, current CV and two to three references that can be contacted directly by phone and/or email to Dr. Brian Laidlaw at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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