Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This opportunity is in the Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Basic Research, located on the Medical School Campus.
Research in the Norris lab focuses neural circuits controlling physiological and behaviorally relevant processes, such as sleep, respirations, temperature and stress, using a wide range of techniques to explore basic neuroscience questions.
Opportunities are available to contribute to research projects, further develop lines of investigation, and/or lab management.
Bachelor’s degree required. Candidates with more education, advanced degrees, and experience are encouraged to apply.
Prior experience in rodent behavioral tests, immunology and brain anatomy.
Comfortable working with small laboratory animals, including mice.
Prior experience with at least two of the following skills:
Molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9, AAV’s.
Optogenetics and chemogenetics.
Fluorescence microscopy, FISH, and immunohistology.
Basic coding in Python, MATLAB, C++, or other languages.
Ability to independently conduct experiments and statistical analysis.
Basic troubleshooting skills and an ability to maintain complete and organized records.
Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.
Base pay commensurate with experience.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, 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.
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 supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
The Division of Basic Research (DBR) in the Department of Anesthesiology explores fundamental scientific questions relevant to medicine and Anesthesiology. DBR research falls into the categories of neurobiology, cell biology, and pharmacology with current projects focused on mechanisms of hypoxic and immune-mediated cell death, general anesthetic mechanisms, ion channel function, biomarkers of organ injury, novel intracellular signaling pathways, and the neurobiology of stress and addiction.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Applicants interested in the position should submit their curriculum vitae along with contact information for three references, preferably including a current or recent former supervisor.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide care to research animals.
Washington University in St. Louis, a medium-sized, independent university, is dedicated to challenging its faculty and students alike to seek new knowledge and greater understanding of an ever-changing, multicultural world. The University offers more than 90 programs and almost 1,500 courses leading to bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in a broad spectrum of traditional and interdisciplinary fields, with additional opportunities for minor concentrations and individualized programs. The faculty is composed of scholars, scientists, artists and members of the learned professions. They serve society by teaching; by adding to the store of human art, creativity, understanding, and wisdom; and by providing direct services, such as health care.