This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate interested in Alzheimerâ™s disease research to join the lab of Drs. Steven Paul and Anil Cashikar. We are primarily interested in understanding how cholesterol metabolism intersects with neuroinflammation. The lab uses a variety of methods such as primary cultures of microglia and astrocytes, mouse models, immunology techniques, cell biology, gene expression, etc. Strong motivation to do scientific research to answer complex problems is desirable for this position.Â
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.
Prior laboratory experience and/or coursework.
Experience in mouse techniques, cell culture and molecular biology methods is valued.
Ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
Ability to maintain complete and organized records/reports.
Knowledge of computer software (e.g. spreadsheets, word processor, PowerPoint) and general lab equipment.
Bachelorâ™s or masterâ™s degree with at least two years of research experience. Candidates with PhD are also strongly encouraged to apply.
Appointments will be made based on education and experience.
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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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