Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatrics Rheumatology

Washington University in St. Louis   •  

Saint Louis, MO

Industry: Education.


Not Specified years

Posted 178 days ago

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Essential Functions


This is a full-time postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Dr. Megan Cooper to study natural killer cell biology with an emphasis on metabolic regulation of NK cell function.  This position will include working with murine and human systems to investigate mechanisms of NK cell activation in vitro and in vivo. The appointment is a training or transitional period in preparation for an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career.  Additional emphasis will be placed on enhancing written and oral communication skills, data analysis, review of the literature, and will include laboratory-based teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.


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 expertise in the field of NK cell biology, including working with murine models.
  3. Develops proficiency in career skills, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
  4. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication skills.
  5. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  6. Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing skills.
  7. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  8. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  9. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  10. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  11. 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.
  12. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  13. 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. degree with experience in the field of Immunology.

Preferred Qualifications

The candidate should have demonstrated expertise in the field of immunology with at least 2 first-author publications published in peer-reviewed journals indexed in PubMed.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.