Washington University of St. Louis Infectious Diseases 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”.

Job Type/Schedule

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

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Infectious Diseases Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Our lab studies local immunity against sexually transmitted viruses within the female genital tract. In particular, we are interested in understanding how innate immune responses, including neutrophils, contribute to disease pathogenesis during infection. We are also interested in understanding how the microbiome regulates immune responses against sexually transmitted viruses.


  1. Generate hypotheses based on data and literature, design and execute well-controlled experiments. The general expectation is that the candidate will be able to lead a project independently and generate publishable data.
  2. Present data at lab meetings, research-in-progess, conferences, etc.
  3. Assist with writing of manuscripts and grants.
  4. Mentor junior trainees in the lab (rotation students, graduate students, etc.).

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D, M.D. or equivalent terminal degree is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidate should:

  • Be comfortable with mouse work and have a background in immunology (experience with innate immunity is preferred).
  • Be proficient will basic techniques such as flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, ELISAs, and qPCR.
  • Have some experience with analyzing sequencing data.
  • Be self-motivated, organized, and have good interpersonal skills.
  • Have good oral and written communication skills.

Salary Range

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

Interested candidates should send CV and three reference's letters to Dr. Haina Shin at haina.shin@wustl.edu.

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 - Infectious Diseases - 39531

Job ID: 39531

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular