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.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Magee lab studies the differences between childhood and adult leukemia. Our goal is to understand why children get leukemia when they are not subject to the effects of aging, environmental exposures and inflammation that can contribute to malignancies in adults. We are using mice to model the effects of different infant and adult leukemia-causing mutations at different ages. We have discovered that mutations have different effects on gene expression, and ultimately cell fate, at different stages of life. We are now working to decode the interactions between mechanisms that regulate development of the blood system and the mutations that cause leukemia. These studies will ultimately lead to new treatments for childhood and adult leukemia.
An ideal candidate for this position will have a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in biological sciences or related fields, as well as experience in molecular biology and genomics. Programming skills are desired but not required. Applicants must have good spoken and written communication skills. Trainees will gain experience in mouse models of human malignancies, hematopoietic stem cell biology, genomics and translational research.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication
Develops proficiency in hematopoietic stem cell and leukemia biology
Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Prepares and submits papers on research.
Assists in the design of research experiments.
Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her 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.
Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
Adherence 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.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood and chemical hazards.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
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.
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�.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Please be sure to include the following as part of your application materials:
One page statement of research accomplishments and future goals
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