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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research - 49511 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 Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Clay Semenkovich in the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Lipid Research at Washington University School of Medicine. The Semenkovich lab uses cutting-edge technologies, including genetic manipulations, super-resolution microscopy, next-generation sequencing, lipidomics, and proteomics. The goal of the lab is to understand mechanisms responsible for the complications of abnormal lipid metabolism and diabetes.

For more information, please visit Dr. Semenkovich’s website at https://endocrinology.wustl.edu/people/clay-f-semenkovich-md/.


  1. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  2. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  3. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  4. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  5. Maintains conscientious discharge of their research responsibilities.
  6. Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
  7. Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  8. Engages in open and timely discussion with their mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
  9. Maintains collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  10. Adheres to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree in physiology, cell biology, biochemistry or a related field.
  • Strong experience in molecular biology demonstrated by publication in reputable journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
  • Experience in mouse handling and surgery and willingness to learn these techniques is desirable.
  • Skill in independent analytical thinking, experimental design, troubleshooting, and the ability to effectively communicate with the laboratory staff and investigators are highly desired.

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.


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

Qualified candidates are invited to contact Dr. Semenkovich (csemenko@wustl.edu) with a CV.


This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment.

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 - Endocrinology, Metabolism & Lipid Research - 49511

Job ID: 49511

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular