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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Neurology - 42278

Washington University in St. Louis

November 17, 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.

Department Name/Job Job location:

This position is in the Department of Neurology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions:

Postdoctoral Research Associate Position Open in the Weihl Lab (Neuromuscular Division of the Department of Neurology).
Modulating protein quality control in diseases of muscle and the brain.
The Weihl Lab is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on projects related to protein aggregation in myopathies and neurodegeneration. The Weihl lab explores protein quality control in the context of human diseases that affect the peripheral and central nervous system. Our lab explores innovative hypotheses utilizing cell culture, biochemistry, iPSC cultures, small animal models and primary tissue. Broad topics include autophagy, chaperone biology, protein degradation, muscle structure and function, prion-like propagation, muscular dystrophy, ALS and dementia.
The postdoctoral researcher will have the opportunity to work with colleagues all over the medical center and within the Hope Center for Neurologic Diseases. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at
PRIMARY tasks AND Job responsibilities:
Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):
   » Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
   » Develops proficiency in career expertise, including writing, public speaking, networking, and critical evaluation of scientific literature.
   » Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University with excellent oral communication expertise.
   » Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
   » Prepares and submits papers on research with excellent writing expertise.
   » Designs research experiments.
   » Evaluates research findings and reports results.
   » Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
   » Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
   » Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
   » Engage in open and timely discussion with his/her mentor regarding possession or distribution of material, reagents, or records belonging to their laboratory and any proposed disclosure of findings or techniques privately or in publications.
   » Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
   » Adherence to all applicable University policies, procedures and regulations. All data, research records and materials and other intellectual property generated in University laboratories remain the property of the University.

Required Appropriate qualifications:

Candidates with broad prior practice in neuroscience, cell, molecular biology or related fields with a Ph.D. or M.D. degree are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Appropriate qualifications:

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

Applicant Special Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV and three references to Dr. Conrad Weihl
Normal laboratory environment. Potential exposure to blood, biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.

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�.

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.

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: 42278

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