Washington University of St. Louis Anesthesiology WU Pain Center in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Washington University Pain Center and the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology, located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

An opportunity is available in the Washington University Pain Center and the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology. The Cao lab is looking for highly motivated candidates to join the effort to develop new therapeutics for chronic migraine headache. Work in the lab includes performing experiments using molecular, cellular and biochemical approaches.

For more information please see: http://elysium.wustl.edu/cao_lab/.

Required Qualifications

The successful candidate should have a recent bachelor’s degree and are able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team. We are looking for candidates who are highly motivated, organized and have multi-tasking skills. A working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience in biochemistry, molecular biology and/or cell biology (protein expression and affinity purification, ELISA, tissue culture, PCR, molecular cloning, etc.).

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Washington University Pain Center is committed to alleviating human suffering from pain and aims to be the foremost center in the nation for the advancement of pain science. Advances in our understanding and our therapies will come from collaboration involving clinicians, basic scientists and clinical researchers. We cannot predict where insights will arise, but we expect that each of our members and all of the departments involved will make significant contributions. At the Pain Center, our cross-disciplinary approach quickly translates new knowledge into an improved ability to care for people.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

  • Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
  • Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
  • Must be able to provide care to research animals.
  • Applicants interested in the position should submit their resume along with contact information for three references, preferably including a current or recent former supervisor.

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: Research Opportunities - Anesthesiology WU Pain Center - 40906

Job ID: 40906

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular