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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts & Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Arts & Sciences

location6475 Forsyth Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63105, USA
PublishedPublished: 12/8/2023
Research / Development
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate mammalian centrosomes and cilia in the lab of Dr. Jennifer Wang in the Department of Biology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Research in the Wang lab focuses on the mechanisms by which centrosomes are formed and function, with special emphasis on 1) the unique triplet microtubule arrangement of centrioles, and 2) centrosomes in olfactory sensory neurons. We use a variety of techniques, including CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, high-resolution microscopy, and biochemical techniques including proteomics and protein expression/purification. For more information, see

Dr. Wang is committed to mentoring and to creating a respectful, intellectually stimulating, collaborative lab culture. The lab has access to excellent facilities on the main campus and at the Washington University School of Medicine, and the postdoctoral researcher will also benefit from being a part of Washington University’s collaborative community of cilia and centrosome researchers. Postdocs are supported by the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs ( and Postdoc Society (

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in centrosome/cilia biology, light and electron microscopy, protein purification, mouse handling/surgery or CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing are valued.
  • We value a variety of backgrounds and diverse perspectives, so even if you may not have direct experience in these fields or with these techniques, you might still be a great fit for this position.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Candidates should upload a single PDF with their application containing:

  • Cover letter detailing research interests and long-term career goal.
  • CV.
  • Copies of three relevant publications.
  • Names and contact information of three faculty references who can provide letters of recommendation upon request.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please emailCandidateQuestions@wustl.eduor call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.