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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Genetics - 49222 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”.

Department Name/Job Location

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

Essential Functions

The Stormo lab, in collaboration with the lab of Dr. Michael White, is looking for an energetic and motivated individual to work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in the development a new technology for interrogating single-cell transcriptomes in genetic assays. The candidate will be expected to plan and carry out research tasks independently and write-up/present findings on a regular basis. Some supervision of trainees may be expected.

The Stormo and White labs are located in the Edison Family Center for Genome Sciences and Systems Biology. The successful candidate will take advantage of the unique collaborative relationships with other members of the Center, the Department of Genetics, and across the broader research community of Washington University, which provides outstanding training and educational opportunities. We are committed to mentoring and training the candidate, providing all the support the candidate needs to reach their career goals. For competitive candidates, references from current and previous trainees attesting to the supportive and dynamic research environment are available upon request.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in one of the following quantitative disciplines: molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology and genetics/genomics. Additional work-related experience will be a plus.
  • Strong background in experimental methods in molecular biology and biochemistry.
  • Good troubleshooting skills.
  • Desire to be on the cutting edge of genomic technology development.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry and cell biology techniques.
  • Evidence of developing or working with novel techniques is a plus.
  • Track record of scientific productivity, e.g. a first author paper, or a demonstrable contribution to a large project.
  • Familiarity with the fields of gene regulation, as well as with the underlying biological knowledge related to transcriptional and post-translational processes will be highly preferred.
  • Good communication and writing skills.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

To be considered for this role, please email Dr. Stormo at stormo@wustl.edu with the following items: 1) CV with a list of publications; 2) a short summary of your present and future research interests; 3) a list of three references with their contact information. Diverse expertise will be considered. Competitive salary and benefits will be provided.

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 - Genetics - 49222

Job ID: 49222

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular