Washington University of St. Louis Neurology in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


A postdoctoral position is available to study the functional effects of genetic variation associated with human disease. We are seeking highly motivated candidates (PhD, MD, or MD/PhD).


Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

The applicant will advance precision medicine by developing tools to determine the functional effects of every possible human mutation in important human disorders spanning the spectrum from those causing musculoskeletal disease to intellectual and developmental disabilities. This will include developing and applying high-throughput methods for analyzing the functional effects of protein perturbations. In addition to providing molecular biology and cell culture expertise, the ideal applicant will have some familiarity or willingness to learn broad-based programming and analytic support to synthesize the data into a broader biological context. This will include analysis of large exome sequencing datasets for new disease gene discovery. The applicant will share scientific information by writing manuscripts and presenting data in seminars and conferences.

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with cell culture and molecular biology techniques.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, organizational, and time-management skills.
  • Familiarity with or willingness to learn R programming language and/or applying analysis scripts (Python, Perl, etc) to genomic data and databases is helpful, but not required.
  • Proven critical thinking skills and demonstrated ability to manage and interpret large biological data sets.
  • Recent graduates eligible to apply for NIH or other postdoctoral fellowships are strongly encouraged.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested individuals should email a letter of application with their curriculum vitae and the names of two individuals willing to write letters of recommendation to:

Christina A Gurnett, MD PhD


Department of Neurology, Division Pediatric Neurology Washington University School of Medicine


TRAINING ENVIRONMENT: Normal laboratory environment. Potential exposure to blood, biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurology - 40886

Job ID: 40886

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular