Washington University of St. Louis Bone and Mineral Diseases in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Department of Internal Medicine – Bone and Mineral Division and is located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Our lab is interested in the biology of bone forming cells and in particular in mechanisms of cell-cell interactions via adhesion and communication in health and disease conditions such as osteoporosis, cancer metastasis and deranged energy metabolism. Approaches include cellular and molecular imaging, biochemical assays and the use of mouse genetic models to recapitulate human disorders. The candidate will participate in research projects, including development of new project concepts, experimental design, data analysis, presentation and publication of results.

Required Qualifications

Applicant must have at minimum a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have a strong background in biological techniques such as histology, immunohistochemistry, PCR, mammalian cell cultures, expression and analysis of proteins, mouse handling/surgery and/or other animal work. Not all techniques are required to apply. Other preferred qualifications include:

  • Demonstrated computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of general lab equipment.

Salary Range

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multidisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to the study of local and systemic diseases affecting bone metabolism. The Division laboratories are located in the BJCIH building and are an integral part of the Musculoskeletal Research Center.


This opportunity 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 standard care to research animals.

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 - Bone and Mineral Diseases - 40877

Job ID: 40877

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular