Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR62901
A Ph.D. level molecular biology/genetics position is available in the Mitreva Lab (https://mitrevalab.wustl.edu) at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Internal Medicine and McDonnell Genome Institute and Washington University School of Medicine. The candidate will be part of an established and successful research group focused on integrating â˜multi-omicsâ™ approaches aimed at understanding infectious diseases at a systems biology level. The position requires working collaboratively with a team of experimental and computational biologists focused on integrating multidimensional biological data to understand pathogen biology specifically better, ecology, host-pathogen interaction, epidemiology, transmission etc.
The candidate will work on NIH funded project(s) that focus on development of anthelminthics and generating transgenic organisms. This will be achieved by identifying and characterizing drug targets and drugs with potential to be developed as anthelminthics against human parasitic nematodes. The candidate will be responsible for leading and carrying out these innovative projects that involve establishing phenotypic screening assays, biochemical assays, assay development and optimization, transgenesis, mammalian cell culture, animal models for helminth infections. The candidate will have opportunities to travel and to present at national and international conferences.
Washington University School of Medicine (https://medicine.wustl.edu) is one of the two main campuses of Washington University in St. Louis (https://wustl.edu), a private research university founded in 1853. Mitreva Lab is in the McDonnell Genome Institute (http://genome.wustl.edu/) which has been at the forefront of genome research since its inception in 1993. We are a world-leader in genomics research as it applies to the study of model organisms and human biology, infections, genetic diseases, and the field of personalized medicine.Â We provide a value-added biologically and clinically relevant sequence analyses, and foster public understanding of science through various educational and outreach efforts.
Graduate degree (Ph.D.) in molecular biology, genetics, microbiology or a related field.
Solid background in molecular biology, molecular genetics techniques, and biostatistics.
Ph.D. level degree.
Ability to be outstanding in drive, eagerness, and scientific imagination, as well as organized and self-motivated.
Experience in molecular biology (DNA, RNA isolation, generation of plasmid construct).
Experience in genetics (gene disruption, gene replacement, transgenesis/genetic screens, Cirspr/cas).
Experience in microbiology (plasmid/bacterial transfections, cell culture).
Experience working with animal models.
Proficient in R and in programming languages (MATLAB, C#, and R), as well as programs useful for high-throughput analysis (e.g. cytoscape).Â
Base pay is commensurate with experience.
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