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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 49397 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 Pathology and Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Payton Lab (https://wupathlabs.wustl.edu/payton/) in the Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pathology and Immunology at Washington University School of Medicine. The candidate will join a dynamic and driven research group focused on using ‘multi-omics’ approaches to discover new pathways of cancer pathogenesis and immune response, which we then investigate using experimental laboratory models. Our recent studies identified immune response pathways that are disrupted in lymphoma as well as auto-immune disease and viral infection and several projects now focus on elucidating the mechanisms that drive them.

The successful candidate will work on projects that use innovative cellular and molecular approaches to elucidate the role of these pathways in lymphoma pathogenesis and evaluate specific components as potential therapeutic targets in the immune microenvironment of lymphoma. We use “dry lab” ‘omics and informatics approaches as well as “wet lab” cellular and molecular experimental techniques for these studies. The ideal candidate will have experience in both dry and wet lab methods. The successful candidate will lead and carry out at least one of these innovative projects with the assistance of technicians and students.

Publications reflecting the research portfolio of the Payton Lab: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/jacqueline.payton.1/bibliography/public/.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree (Ph.D.) in cancer biology, molecular biology, immunology, bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field.
  • Published in high-quality peer-reviewed journals.
  • Ability to guide research projects and maintain detailed records of experimental work.
  • Background in or strong desire to learn bioinformatics analysis techniques.
  • Good interpersonal skills and willingness to mentor students and technicians.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Intellectual drive and scientific imagination.
  • Organized, independent, and self-motivated.
  • Experience in cancer genomics, epigenomics, immunotherapy, immune microenvironment, computational biology, biostatistics, and/or bioinformatics.

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.

Department Summary

Washington University School of Medicine (https://medicine.wustl.edu) is one of the two main campuses of Washington University in St. Louis (https://wustl.edu), a private research university founded in 1853. The Department of Pathology and Immunology (https://pathology.wustl.edu/) is home to clinical, translational, and basic science research across a spectrum of scientific areas. The Payton laboratory is housed on the medical campus in a collaborative environment with many opportunities to work with colleagues in other disciplines.

Washington University also has an active Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and is an equal opportunity employer. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.


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 send a cover letter with a summary of their research, their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three recent references to jpayton@wustl.edu.

Jacqueline Payton, M.D., Ph.D. Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine, Department of Pathology and Immunology Washington University School of Medicine

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 - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 49397

Job ID: 49397

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular