Postdoc Research Associate - Molecular Oncology

Washington University in St. Louis  •  Saint Louis, MO


Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 08/14/17

Postdoc Research Associate - Molecular Oncology

Essential Functions

POSITION SUMMARY: The appointment is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Used when the appointee performs specific services on a grant or contract in exchange for compensation. The appointment is of limited duration generally, not to exceed five years cumulatively unless there are extenuating circumstances.


Essential Functions:

Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

  1. Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication
  2. Develops proficiency in their chosen scientific discipline/field
  3. Develops proficiency in their technical skills
  4. Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
  5. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University
  6. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  7. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  8. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  9. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  10. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  11. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  12. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
  13. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her 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.
  14. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  15. Adherence 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.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D.,M.D or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree. 

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings. Studies of HIV-1 Infection

The study involves analysis of HIV-1 infection of cell via co-receptor known as CXCR4. Postdoc should have received a PhD within 5 yrs, and have background in molecular biology. Additional background in virus culture, informatics of next generation deep sequence analysis, mutagenesis would be valuable. Please provide letter of reference from current employer and thesis mentor.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


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