Postdoctoral Research Associate - Nephrology

companyWashington University In St. Louis School of Arts&Sciences
location1 Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA
PublishedPublished: 2/21/2024
Laboratory and Research
Full Time

Job Description

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate position available immediately to work on single cell and spatial biology multiomics projects in the Jain Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. We are studying how the human kidney is organized at anatomical and molecular scales in healthy and disease conditions across life-span.  

Candidates may refer to our recent papers in this area at https://sites.wustl.edu/jainlab/publications/.

Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at https://postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs/.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The project will include generation and analysis of single cell gene expression and epigenomic profiles from human kidneys to determine key biological processes occurring in different functional tissue units and neighborhoods by applying state-of-the art technologies and analytical methods.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Requirements

Expertise in R, Python, bioinformatics and analysis of single cell or spatial transcriptomics data.

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Applicant Special Instructions

Candidates with above expertise and a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D/Ph.D. degree are encouraged to apply. Email CV and references to Dr. Sanjay Jain at sanjayjain@wustl.edu.


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