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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Molecular Microbiology - 49884 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 Molecular Microbiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


A position is available in the Wang lab to exploit novel viruses to learn more about fundamental biological mechanisms and the etiologic basis of human disease. A multi-disciplinary approach encompassing genomics, bioinformatics, epidemiology, molecular biology, cell biology and virology will be implemented to define novel host-virus interactions. For these studies, the lab utilizes a variety of model systems: human, C. elegans, bacteria/bacteriophage. Among the topics of interest are the role of the virome in inflammatory bowel disease and lung transplantation, as well as new emerging infections.


  1. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  2. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  3. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  4. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  5. Maintains conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
  6. Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
  7. Maintains compliance with good laboratory practices, including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  8. Engages in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  9. Maintains collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  10. Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures conduct research and records findings.
  • Prior experience with virology, phage biology, cell culture, and/or C. elegans.

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 apply, please email your cover letter summarizing your research interests, past research experience, future career goals, curriculum vitae or NIH biosketch, and the names and contact information for three references to Dr. David Wang at davewang@wustl.edu.


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment.

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 - Molecular Microbiology - 49884

Job ID: 49884

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular