There is an opening in the Egervari Lab at Washington University in St. Louis. We focus on the emerging area of metabolic-epigenetic interactions in the brain, particularly in the context of substance use disorders and neurodegeneration. We utilize cutting-edge proteomic, metabolomic and genomic approaches, including on the single cell level, to understand how metabolites influence chromatin and gene expression in the brain. Further, we apply mouse behavioral models and in vitro mechanistic studies to query the role of these pathways in disease and to identify novel therapeutic targets.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Bachelorâ™s degree in neurobiology, physiology, behavioral neuroscience, molecular biology, or a related field.
Previous experience with molecular biology techniques, rodent handling or tissue culture.
Demonstrated ability to implement general laboratory procedures, conduct research and record findings, with focus on pursuit of advanced education in field.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft Office suite.
Effective organizational skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or cell biology with at least a bachelorâ™s degree are encouraged to apply.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
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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 in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the Universityâ™s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.
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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