Washington University of St. Louis Pediatrics Infectious Disease in St. Louis, Missouri

Post Doc Instructions

Please do not submit an application to this posting. To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in “Applicant Special Instructions”.

Job Type/Schedule

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

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics. The position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Rosen lab studies Klebsiella pneumoniae pathogenesis and virulence. This increasingly resistant pathogen frequently causes pneumonia, sepsis and urinary tract infection in hospitalized patients. We are dissecting mechanisms of infection, including regulatory control of numerous virulence factors in different host niches. Additionally, we are interested in the host immune response to Klebsiella pneumoniae. Specifically, we are interested in identifying important antigenic proteins presented by the bacterium and the milieu of host cells responsible for responding to this organism, both in acute and adaptive models of infection.

We are looking for an energetic, highly-motivated postdoctoral research associate to carry out in vitro and in vivo experiments. Techniques include cloning and molecular biology, biochemistry, cell/tissue culture, fluorescence and confocal microscopy, and analysis of RNAseq or other data sets. Additional opportunities are available for in vivo translation of findings in numerous murine models of infection and flow cytometric analysis of host response.

Candidates should have experience in bacteriology, molecular biology and immunology. In addition, candidates should have strong research skills, have effective oral and written communication skills, be highly motivated and creative, and be able to work both independently and within a team.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent terminal doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with common molecular biology techniques, cell culture, bacteriology, cloning, microscopy, mouse models of infection, and flow cytometry would be beneficial.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


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

Applicants should send a cover letter including a description of career goals, curriculum vitae, recent publication(s), and the names and contact information for 3 references (including the PhD mentor, if applicable) to Dr. David Rosen (rosend@wustl.edu).

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: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatrics Infectious Disease - 41588

Job ID: 41588

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular