Postdoctoral Research Associate (Gene Editing/Gene Therapy) - Radiation Oncology
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR50507
The Biologic Therapeutics Center at the Washington University School of Medicine has an opening for a post-doctoral research associate. The laboratory projects will involve studies of the molecular virology of adenovirus for gene therapy and gene editing via CRISPR/Cas9. The main focus will be viral engineering to accomplish B cell transduction. This position is linked to the NIH's new Somatic Cell Genome Editing (SCGE) Common Fund and will benefit from all facets of participating with this cutting-edge NIH-directed scientific groups.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Actively pursue research under the supervision of the PI while developing skills for independent research.
Critically analyze and summarize scientific literature.
Prepare and present results of research in internal seminars and external conferences and journals.
Assist with grant preparation and reporting.
Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) in microbiology, virology, molecular biology or a related field.
Extensive experience in molecular biology techniques, as well as knowledge of the biology of viruses.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
Applicant Special Instructions
Interested candidates should send a cover letter (brief) and curriculum vitae to David T. Curiel, M.D., Ph.D. 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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