Postdoctoral Research Associate - Nephrology

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Medical Lake, WASHINGTON
Job Type: FullTime

Job Description

Position Summary

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately to generate and analyze 2D-3D molecular imaging data in the Jain Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis. We are using advanced 2D and 3D imaging technologies (confocal, light sheet microscopy, X-ray nanoCT) to define anatomical and cell type relationships between cells and their surrounding environment (nerves, matrix) in the human kidney. The applicant will apply different image processing and quantitative tools and participate in efforts to integrate with other data modalities.

Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at .

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  • Prepares and submits papers on research.
  • Assists in the design of research experiments.
  • Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  • Conscientious discharge of research responsibilities.
  • Maintains conformity with ethical standards in research.
  • Maintains compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  • Engages in open and timely discussion with 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.
  • Performs collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  • Adheres 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 Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in 2D and 3D imaging.
  • First author publication in peer-reviewed journal.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement laboratory procedures, conduct research and records findings.

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

Please submit CV and names of three references to Dr. Sanjay Jain at .  


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email  or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.

Benefits Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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