Washington University of St. Louis Nutritional Science in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

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

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and the Division of Nutritional Science on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The Abumrad Lab and the NORC Adipocyte Biology and Molecular Nutrition (ABMN) Core are seeking an enthusiastic candidate to assist with studies on fatty acid metabolism and complications resulting from obesity. We use a variety of techniques including transgenic mouse and mammalian cell models, mitochondrial assays, protein and mRNA quantification, adipocyte morphology and inflammation measurements to understand how altered metabolic states affect cell and whole body metabolism.

Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have at least a bachelor’s degree in molecular or cell biology, biochemistry or related disciplines. Candidates with previous research experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Candidates with experience in maintaining mouse colonies including genotyping and weaning will be preferred.
  • Excellent basic lab skills including aseptic techniques, making complex buffers and media, ability to precisely pipette and handle, label and record samples in an organized manner.
  • Experience with sample preparation such as DNA and RNA isolation and protein lysate preparation.
  • Ability to follow instructions thoroughly and to seek input when needed. The ultimate goal is to acquire ability to work independently while assisting laboratory staff and investigators.
  • Experience with standard computer software (e.g. Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) is highly desirable.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


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

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 - Nutritional Science - 41607

Job ID: 41607

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular