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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - 47736 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”. Department Name/Job Location This position is in the Department of Pathology and Immunology, Division of Anatomic and Molecular Pathology. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions The interests of the Liu lab are in understanding how genetic and environmental factors interactions shape immunity and metabolism. We have shown that in patients and mouse models of Crohn’s disease, the function of small intestinal Paneth cells (critical for innate immunity and stem cell homeostasis) can be modulated by gene-environment interactions (Gastroenterology 2014, JCI Insight 2016, JCI Insight 2017, JCI 2018). The primary focus of this position will be to study the cellular and molecular mechanisms using a combination of molecular and cell biology approaches in mouse models, organoid culture, primary samples, and bioinformatics analysis. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs. Required Qualifications * Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree. * Prior experience in immunology, metabolism, microbiology or a related field. * Expertise with mouse models (breeding and experimental procedures). * Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Preferred Qualifications Experience with primary cell culture (including organoids), flow cytometry, and microbiota analysis. Salary Range Base pay commensurate with experience. Pre-Employment Screening All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/. Applicant Special Instructions Candidates must provide a personal statement, current CV and 2 to 3 references that can be contacted directly by phone and/or email to Dr. Ta-Chiang Liu at ta-chiang.liu@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 - Anatomic and Molecular Pathology - 47736 Job ID: 47736 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular