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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Infectious Diseases - 49294 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 Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Although the position is based in St. Louis, the objective requires some international travel to developing countries.

Essential Functions

The Infectious Diseases Division of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to develop novel antigen and antibody assays for onchocerciasis and lymphatic filariasis. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to perform laboratory research on diagnostics of filarial parasites. The successful applicant will have extensive experience in molecular biology, immunology, protein biology and mass spectrometry. Knowledge in computational biology, parasitology or microbiology would be helpful. The fellow will work together with a large group of scientists from different disciplines, is expected to advise technicians and students and will help to coordinate a larger project. The candidate should have strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals in a field relevant to the project.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. degree.
  • Extensive experience in parasitology or microbiology, molecular biology and genomics.
  • Strong publication background in peer-reviewed journals.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluent in English and working knowledge in French would be an advantage.

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: https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should email their C.V. and a summary of research interests and career goals to Peter Fischer (Pufischer@wustl.edu) or Gary Weil (gary.j.weil@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 - 49294

Job ID: 49294

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular