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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 48073 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 Pathology/Immunology, Division of Laboratory and Genomic Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

A position is available for a postdoctoral research associate with an interest in in studying how the immune system regulates the function of metabolic organs to support normal metabolism and contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity and type diabetes. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how immune cells such as group 2 innate lymphoid cells, eosinophils, macrophages, and T cells regulate glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism. This work involves the use of mouse models, tissue culture, metabolism techniques, immunology techniques, and molecular biology.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience conducting research in the fields of immunology, metabolism, or both and has published at least one first-author manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Direct hands-on experience working with transgenic mouse models and mouse husbandry.

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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Jonathan Brestoff, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology (

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 - Pathology & Immunology - Laboratory & Genomic Medicine - 48073

Job ID: 48073

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular