Postdoctoral Research Associate

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington University School of Medicine

St. Louis, MO, United States

Position Summary:

The Laboratory of Lymphatic Metabolism + Epigenetics in the Department of Surgery at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri, USA (; is seeking to hire a dynamic, highly motivated and independent postdoctoral research associate. This position is viewed as a training or transitional period preparatory to an academic, industrial, governmental or other full-time research or teaching career, and will entail basic and translational discovery research studies in the context of solid organ transplantation and chronic allograft rejection.

Techniques used in these studies include in vivo two-photon imaging, multi-parameter flow cytometry and flow cytometric cell sorting, single cell RNA- and ChIP-sequencing, ex vivo and in vitro cellular assays and mouse models of heart, lung and kidney transplantation. Our laboratory is particular interested in the metabolic regulation of epigenetic modifications as it pertains to lymphatic vessel biology and immunomodulation (Wong BW et al., Nature, 2017). We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary research team aiming to translate basic biological findings in preclinical mouse models.

“Principal Duties & Responsibilities:*

Essential Functions:

1. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
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. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
6. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
7. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
8. Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her 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. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
10. Adherence 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.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at


A successful applicant should have a Ph.D or equivalent research experience if an M.D. Expertise in cell culture, biochemistry, molecular biology and animal studies is preferred. Expertise in immunology, lymphatic biology, vascular biology, metabolism or epigenetics would be of benefit but is not required. Applicants must have shown productivity demonstrated by scientific publications and have good communication skills in spoken and written English.

Salary Range / Benefits:

The Washington University School of Medicine offers salaries commensurate with experience based on the NIH scale, as well as a generous fringe benefits package.

How To Apply:

Please email a curriculum vitae or biosketch, a cover letter describing research interests and contact information for three references to: Applications will be reviewed promptly until the position is filled. The Washington University School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EOE and affirmative action regulations (AA/EOE M/F/D/V).

Information About The Washington University School of Medicine:

The 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 biomdical research through the Division of Biology and Biological Sciences. There are over 1,000 faculty, 1,000 residents and 700 fellows. The Washington University School of Medicine consistently ranks in the top ten medical schools overall and in research. The 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 the Washington University School of Medicine see:


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Postdoctoral Research Associate