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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine - 45341 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 Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


The Brody-Horani lab is seeking a post-doctoral research associate. The lab investigates airway epithelial cell biology, and is one of the leading laboratories in ciliated airway cell differentiation, and motile cilia biology. The appointment is a training or transitional period in preparation for an academic, industrial, governmental, or other full-time research or teaching career. Additional emphasis will be placed on enhancing written and oral communication skills, data analysis, review of the literature, and will include some laboratory-based teaching of undergraduate or graduate students.


Trains under the supervision of a faculty mentor including (but not limited to):

  1. Manages their own project, which should lead to a first author publication.
  2. Develops proficiency in their chosen scientific discipline/field.
  3. Develops proficiency in their technical skills.
  4. Develops proficiency in their ancillary skills, e.g. writing, public speaking, networking, critical evaluation of scientific documents, etc.
  5. Presents scientific work both inside and outside the University.
  6. Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
  7. Prepares and submits papers on research.
  8. Assists in the design of research experiments.
  9. Evaluates research findings and assists in the reporting of the results.
  10. Conscientious discharge of his/her research responsibilities.
  11. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  12. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records.
  13. 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.
  14. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.
  15. 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 Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

Applicants should forward their cover letter and CV to Dr. Amjad Horani at

Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.

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 - Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Pulmonary Medicine - 45341

Job ID: 45341

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular