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This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Although the position is based in St. Louis, the objective requires some international travel to developing countries.
The Infectious Diseases Division of the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for research related to the elimination programs for lymphatic filariasis and onchocerciasis (see www.dolfproject.wustl.edu). We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to perform laboratory research on diagnostics and genomics of filarial parasites in St. Louis. This position will work together with a large group of international scientists from different disciplines and will have the option to participate in field research and sample collection in Africa and Asia. Within the field, the detailed projects will depend on the interest and the expertise of the candidate.
Extensive experience in parasitology or microbiology, molecular biology and genomics.
Strong publication background in peer review journals.
Knowledge in computational biology.
Fluent in English and working knowledge in French would be an advantage.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
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