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Please do not submit an application to this posting.� To apply for this postdoctoral research opportunity, follow the directions below in �Applicant Special Instructions�.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Newborn Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Misty Good’s lab, which is a gastrointestinal cell biology and immunology lab within the Department of Pediatrics. Our laboratory studies the pathogenesis of the disease necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which primarily affects premature infants. We are using an experimental mouse model to study the intestinal mucosal immune response and understand the signaling pathways that are involved in the pro-inflammatory response seen in NEC. Furthermore, we seek to predict the infants that are predisposed to NEC development with biomarker and genetic discovery.
PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
Develops proficiency in mouse and human gut mucosal immunology.
Develops proficiency in their technical skills with mouse genetics and experimental models.
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 their 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 their 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.
Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.
Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
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.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
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Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.
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