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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Orthopaedic Surgery - 47890 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 Orthopaedic Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The Faccio Laboratory in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Washington University in Saint Louis has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the field of osteoimmunology. The associate will work on NIH-funded studies that utilize in vivo models (mouse) aimed at determining how the bone microenvironment reacts to and modulates inflammatory responses in auto-immune diseases (i.e. rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile arthritis and macrophage activation syndrome) and during tumor progression.

The PI, Dr. Roberta Faccio, is Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Cell Biology and Physiology Director of the PhD Program in Molecular and Cell Biology and Associate Director of the Musculoskeletal Research Center at Washington University. Twelve postdoctoral fellows, ten Ph.D. students and two orthopedic residents have trained or are training in her lab.

You will join a multidisciplinary environment which includes the Washington University Musculoskeletal Research Center (http://musculoskeletalcore.wustl.edu/), the Siteman Cancer Center (https://siteman.wustl.edu/research/research-programs/) and world experts in Immunology (http://www.dbbs.wustl.edu/divprograms/immunology/Pages/Faculty.aspx). There are strong ongoing collaborations between the Faccio lab, immunologists, rheumatologists and oncologists.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in immunology, cancer biology, cell or molecular biology or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proven record in immunology, cancer biology or bone biology.
  • Experience working with RNA sequencing analysis, flow cytometry and animal models is a plus.

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.

Department Summary

Whether suffering from a sports injury, hip pain, back pain or any musculoskeletal condition, Washington University Orthopedics provides a full complement of comprehensive orthopedic services to meet the needs of every patient. Combining the best in both inpatient treatment and outpatient care and rehabilitation, the practice is nationally recognized for outstanding orthopedic care, innovative research and advanced professional training. It is ranked among the best orthopedic practices and holds the distinction of being listed on the Honor Roll by U.S. News & World Report. The practice is considered an innovator in both conservative orthopedic care and minimally invasive microsurgical techniques. Affiliated with Barnes-Jewish Hospital and St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Washington University Orthopedics has the unique ability to offer inpatient treatment for the most challenging cases within a top-tier academic medical center as well as outpatient surgery and care across the St. Louis region in Chesterfield, Town & Country, South County and the Central West End. The practice offers expertise in ten orthopedic subspecialties – foot and ankle, hand and wrist, hip and knee, cancer, pediatric and adolescent orthopedics, physical medicine and rehabilitation (physiatry), shoulder and elbow, spine (including scoliosis), sports medicine and fracture care/trauma. The orthopedic specialists are dedicated to providing safe, compassionate and family-centered care for both simple and complex orthopedic conditions. Because of the skill and experience of the doctors and staff, it is the official medical provider for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, Washington University varsity athletics and several local school athletic teams. Washington University Orthopedics brings world-class care to patients from all ages and walks of life in St. Louis and the surrounding communities.

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

Applicants should apply by sending a cover letter, CV, and the names of three references via email to:

Roberta Faccio Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Washington University School of Medicine St. Louis, Missouri USA faccior@wustl.edu

The position is available immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Inquiries may be made by email. General information is available at https://sites.wustl.edu/orthoresearch/labs/roberta-faccio/, http://dbbs.wustl.edu/Postdocs/Pages/Postdocs.aspx and http://medschool.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 - Orthopaedic Surgery - 47890

Job ID: 47890

Location: Medical School

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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