Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, United States

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Mucosal Immunology

The Newberry laboratory at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis Missouri, USA ( is seeking to hire postdoctoral research associates. These postdoctoral positions will lead basic discovery research studies in the intestinal immune system. Techniques used in these studies include in vivo two photon imaging, multi-parameter flow cytometry and flow cytometric cell sorting, single cell RNA sequencing, ex vivo cellular assays, and multiple animal models. This is a unique opportunity to be trained in a wide array of techniques in a growing area of mucosal immunology, which can serve as a platform for a career as an independent investigator or a lead investigator in industry.

Publications related to the projects:

1. J. R. McDole et al., Goblet cells deliver luminal antigen to CD103+ dendritic cells in the small intestine. Nature 483, 345-349 (2012).
2. K. A. Knoop, K. G. McDonald, S. McCrate, J. R. McDole, R. D. Newberry, Microbial sensing by goblet cells controls immune surveillance of luminal antigens in the colon. Mucosal Immunology 8, 198-210 (2015).
3. K. A. Knoop, K. G. McDonald, D. H. Kulkarni, R. D. Newberry, Antibiotics promote inflammation through the translocation of native commensal colonic bacteria. Gut 65, 1100-U1160 (2016).
4. K. A. Knoop et al., Microbial antigen encounter during a preweaning interval is critical for tolerance to gut bacteria. Sci Immunol 2, (2017).
5. D. H. Kulkarni et al., Goblet cell associated antigen passages are inhibited during Salmonella typhimurium infection to prevent pathogen dissemination and limit responses to dietary antigens. Mucosal Immunol, (2018).

Job Type/Schedule:
This is a fulltime position

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation and Benefits follow the guidelines set by the Division of Biology and Biomedical Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, MO. Please see for details. Minimum starting salary for PGY1 postdoctoral fellows at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis for fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019) is $47,484 not including fringe benefits.

Desired qualifications:
PhD or MD, PhD degree.
Fluent in the English language with writing skills.
Previous work in immunology preferred, but not required.

How to apply:
Please email curriculum vitae or biosketch, research statement, and the names and email addresses of three references to:

Information about Washington University School of Medicine:
Washington University School of Medicine was founded in 1891 and has over 1,200 students, 600 of which are pursuing a medical degree with or without a combined Doctor of Philosophy or other advanced degree. It also offers doctorate degrees in biomedical research through the Division of Biology and Biological Sciences. There are over 1,000 faculty, 1,000 residents, and 700 fellows. Washington University School of Medicine consistently ranks in the top ten medical schools overall and in research. Washington University Medical Center comprises 164 acres (0.5 km²) spread over approximately 17 city blocks, located along the eastern edge of Forest Park within the desirable Central West End neighborhood. The Medical Complex is accessible via the Central West End MetroLink station, which provides transportation to the rest of Washington University’s campuses. For additional details about Washington University School of Medicine see:


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Postdoctoral Fellow