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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cell Biology and Physiology - 41978

Washington University in St. Louis

October 18, 2018
Job location:
St. Louis, Missouri

Academic/Faculty, Medical - Research


EOE Statement:

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, discapability, or protected veteran status.

Job Type/Schedule:

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing of experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Job location:

This position is in the Department of Cell Biology and Physiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions:

The actin cytoskeleton is an intricate polymer system that can be assembled into many different structures, ranging from reliable stress fibers that locally support cell adhesion, to the broad and dynamic branched network at the leading edge that drives cell migration. However, a question that keeps intriguing the field is how this plethora of structures, each with their own particular turnover rates and physical properties, can be assembled in the same cytosol from the same basic building blocks, i.e. actin filaments. In other words, what determines the fate of an actin filament?
In the Jansen lab, we are using a combination of genetics, biomimetic systems, cell imaging, multi-color in vitro TIRF microscopy and single molecule techniques to investigate how two important, but heavily understudied families of actin-binding proteins, the Tropomyosins and the Coronins, play a function as regulatory hubs that generate different actin filament populations that are optimally suited to mediate intracellular trafficking, cell migration, cytokinesis or cell adhesion. For more information on past and current projects, go to

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�.

Required Appropriate qualifications:
   » Ph.D.
   » practice in molecular biology, protein expression and purification, live-cell imaging
   » practice with protein expression in insect cells as well as TEM are a plus

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:

Demonstrated capability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.

income Range:

Base pay commensurate with practice.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions:

Candidates should email a current CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Silvia Jansen at

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 manager. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

Internal Number: 41978

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