Washington University of St. Louis Infectious Diseases in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Position hours are generally Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

There is a research opportunity available for a highly motivated individual interested in studying immune cell trafficking and function in the context of bacterial infection and inflammatory disease. Our lab uses fluorescence imaging, mouse models and a variety of immunological assays to understand how leukocytes traffic to peripheral tissues and contribute to cytokine secretion, phagocytosis and antigen presentation. The cell dynamics data generated in these models is also used to create mathematical models and computer simulations to probe at a systems level how innate and adaptive immunity are regulated.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have earned a B.S. or higher.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training in the fields of microbiology, immunology and cell biology.
  • Strong analytical reasoning, creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Experience working with mice such as genotyping and small animal procedures.
  • Experience with aseptic technique, cell culture/isolation, flow cytometry, histology and tissue sectioning, PCR/cloning, and fluorescence microscopy.
  • Some computer skills including Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Matlab, and Prism.
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly, plan experiments and keep accurate research records.
  • Enjoy working in a multidisciplinary setting with a diverse group of researchers.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Division of Infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine is a home to world class clinical and basic research faculty. The Medical school provides an opportunity to interact broadly with a highly diverse group of experts in the disciplines of immunology, microbiology, pulmonary medicine and gastroenterology. The facilities are state-of-the-art and there are a number of cores to support transgenic model development, histology, micro array analysis, high throughput sequencing and in vivo imaging.


This opportunity 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 laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.

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: Research Opportunities - Infectious Diseases - 41784

Job ID: 41784

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular