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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cardiology - 45404 in St. Louis, Missouri

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”.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Cardiology Division. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The laboratory of Dr. Ali Javaheri studies how bioactive lipids and lipoproteins mediate myocardial injury response, with a particular focus on cardiomyocytes and macrophages. We are currently working on a manuscript revision related to the HDL-associated protein apolipoprotein M, a chaperone for sphingosine-1-phosphate, and its role in myocardial structure and function. There is an immediate opening available for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to contribute to these projects, including the potential to be either first or co-author on papers that are in various phases of the publication process. Basic requirements include ability to handle mice, perform small animal procedures, and be highly proficient with basic molecular biological techniques including Westerns, RT-PCR, and cloning. Beyond this there are no specific technical requirements, but we will favor applicants with experience with lipids and techniques such as cholesterol efflux assays, fast protein liquid chromatography, and/or small bioactive lipids. Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at

Required Qualifications

The appointee has earned a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Pre-Employment Screening

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.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

Applicant Special Instructions

To apply, please send CV, references, and citations of relevant publications to Dr. Ali Javaheri at

EOE Statement

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.

Job Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Cardiology - 45404

Job ID: 45404

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular