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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Medical Oncology - 50132 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 Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral position is open immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Kian Lim at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, MO. The interdisciplinary position will focus on studying cancer biology and immunology with an emphasis on treatment resistance to RAS-MAPK pathway inhibition, and the role of inflammation driven by TNF and IL-1R/TLR axis in pancreatic and colon cancers. Techniques include typical wet bench assays including western blots, various in vitro assays, molecular cloning, RNA interference and CRISPR/Cas9 techniques, flow cytometry, proteomics and analysis of large ‘omics datasets using Python/R/etc.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or an equivalent terminal or doctoral degree in cancer biology, biochemistry, tumor immunology, molecular and cellular biology.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong background in in vivo and in vitro cancer assays, molecular biology and rodent biology.
  • Ability to adopt new skills especially immunohistochemistry and flow cytometry.
  • Prior experience in informatics/programming (Python, R), analysis or omics data isn’t required, but interest in pursuing these techniques is essential.

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

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Lim at klim@dom.wustl.edu.

Internal Applicant Instruction

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

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 - Medical Oncology - 50132

Job ID: 50132

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular