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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Medical Oncology - 47819 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 Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral position is open immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Kian Lim at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The interdisciplinary position will focus on studying gastrointestinal cancers focusing on pancreatic cancer.

The candidate will be NIH-funded and lead the work in exploring oncogenic RAS and inflammatory signaling in pancreatic cancer and participate in developing novel targeted and immunotherapeutic regimens. The candidate will have the opportunity to work with conventional cancer cell lines, patient-derived xenograft and genetically engineered mouse models.

The position requires a researcher with relevant training background, including, but not limited to molecular, cellular, tumor or immuno-biology. Our program believes in strong mentorship and success of next-generation researchers.

For more details, please visit Lim Lab website at https://sites.wustl.edu/limlab/.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in cancer biology, tumor immunology, molecular biology or similar fields.
  • Experience in mouse experiments.
  • Common “wet lab” skills, including Western Blot, PCR, cell culture, flow cytometry and cloning.
  • Strong motivation to excel in career.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in in vivo and in vitro cancer assays, molecular biology and rodent biology is highly desired.
  • Prior experience in high throughput drug screens, bioinformatics, and interest in pursuing these techniques is highly desired.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

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

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Kian Lim at klim@dom.wustl.edu.

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 - Medical Oncology - 47819

Job ID: 47819

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular