POSITION SUMMARY: The appointment is a training or transitional period in preparation for an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Additional emphasis will be placed on enhancing written and oral communication skills, data analysis, review of the literature, and will include some laboratory-based teaching of undergraduate or graduate students. PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES: Essential Functions: Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to): 1. Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication 2. Develops proficiency in their chosen scientific discipline/field 3. Develops proficiency in their technical skills 4. Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc. 5. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University 6. Assists with grant preparation and reporting. 7. Prepares and submits papers on research. 8. Assists in the design of research experiments. 9. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results. 10. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities. 11. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research. 12. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records 13. 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. 14. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group. 15. 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.
Field of Study: cell biology
Department: Pediatrics and Internal Medicine - Pulmonary
Postdoctoral Position: Yes
CRITICAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE: Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplin...ary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.