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A PhD or MD/PhD degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, cell biology or other related fields.� Experience with mouse models, fine skills in dissection, stem cell culture and analysis of gene expression data sets using next generation sequencing technologies are preferred.
The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.
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�.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
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, Renal Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Candidates with expertise (first author publication in peer reviewed journal) and interest are requested to apply early. Submit CV, and names of 3 references to:
Sanjay Jain, MD, PhD
Associate Professor: Medicine (Nephrology), Pathology and Immunology
Director, Kidney Translational Research Core (KTRC)
Washington University School of Medicine, Box 8126
A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately to study molecular and genetic mechanisms of normal development and diseases of the genitourinary and bladder nervous system in the Jain Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. We are investigating the basis for heterogeneity in progenitor populations during different stages of development, injury and regeneration using single cell or bulk population sequencing. One objective is to build gene regulatory networks that will help generate the blueprint for formation of key structures of the kidney. We wish to determine how this information can be used to design or engineer kidney substructures from pluripotent stem cells in vitro (iPSCs) and for therapy, toxicity screening and mechanistic understanding of patients with congenital kidney defects. Experience in analysis of gene expression datasets using bulk or single cell next generation sequencing technologies and wet lab work is preferred. Already existing resources include exome sequencing data of more than 150 patients with renal malformations, battery of kidney and urinary tract reporter mice, GDNF-RET signaling mutant mice, and pooled and single cell NGS data of developmental series of ENS, sensory neurons and collecting system progenitors expressing RET receptor tyrosine kinase. Candidates may access jainlab.im.wustl.edu for further information regarding research in the laboratory.
The Washington University Renal Division (http://renal.dom.wustl.edu/) has been ranked as top ten by US News & World Report every year since ratings began. The research environment is outstanding.
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