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Washington University of St. Louis Research Opportunities - Anesthesiology - 48829 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Basic Research, located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Research in the Norris lab focuses neural circuits controlling physiological and behaviorally relevant processes, such as sleep, respirations, temperature and stress, using a wide range of techniques to explore basic neuroscience questions.

Opportunities are available to contribute to research projects, further develop lines of investigation, and/or lab management.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates with more education, advanced degrees, and experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in rodent behavioral tests, immunology and brain anatomy.
  • Comfortable working with small laboratory animals, including mice.
  • Prior experience with at least two of the following skills:
  • Molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9, AAV’s.
  • Optogenetics and chemogenetics.
  • Mouse behavior.
  • Slice electrophysiology.
  • Fluorescence microscopy, FISH, and immunohistology.
  • Basic coding in Python, MATLAB, C++, or other languages.
  • Ability to independently conduct experiments and statistical analysis.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills and an ability to maintain complete and organized records.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

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

The Division of Basic Research (DBR) in the Department of Anesthesiology explores fundamental scientific questions relevant to medicine and Anesthesiology. DBR research falls into the categories of neurobiology, cell biology, and pharmacology with current projects focused on mechanisms of hypoxic and immune-mediated cell death, general anesthetic mechanisms, ion channel function, biomarkers of organ injury, novel intracellular signaling pathways, and the neurobiology of stress and addiction.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7.

Applicant Special Instructions

Applicants interested in the position should submit their curriculum vitae along with contact information for three references, preferably including a current or recent former supervisor.


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

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: Research Opportunities - Anesthesiology - 48829

Job ID: 48829

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular