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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Surgery - 50926 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 Surgery. This position is for the Medical School Campus. Essential Functions A postdoctoral position is available to conduct research on the role of viruses and associated mechanisms in pathogenesis of congenital heart disease. The laboratory of Dr. Pirooz Eghtesady takes an integrative approach by studying both murine models and human samples. The postdoc will collaboratively and independently conduct experiments to determine the burden of and magnitude of contribution of cardiotropic viruses to congenital heart diseases through virome and VirScan analysis experiments and also participate in analysis of existing knockout mice in the laboratory. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs. Required Qualifications * M.D., D.V.M., Ph.D., or an equivalent degree. * Strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. * Familiar with construction of phage libraries, end-point and qPCR, ELISA, cell culture, IHC, IP and immunoblotting. Preferred Qualifications Experience in congenital heart disease. 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 Applications should include a brief cover letter highlighting the applicant's research experience and interests, along with full curriculum vitae and the names and contact information of three references to Pirooz Eghtesady, M.D. (eghtesady670@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 - Surgery - 50926 Job ID: 50926 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular