Washington University of St. Louis Bone Marrow Transplant 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”.

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology - Bone Marrow Transplant. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


A postdoctoral scholar position in the areas of genomics, stem cell biology, and leukemia is available in the laboratory of Dr. Grant Challen at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The Challen lab studies the epigenetic regulation of normal and malignant hematopoiesis. The successful applicant will be responsible for characterizing the roles of epigenetics in stem cell differentiation and blood cancer transformation. Our lab uses a variety of cutting edge technologies coupled with traditional cell culture, molecular biology and mouse genetic models. The Hematopoietic Development and Malignancy (HDMP) program of the Siteman Cancer Center at Washington University in St. Louis provides us access to a variety of specialized research cores to facilitate our projects. Motivated candidates with a PhD or MD with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology, cancer research and epigenetics are encouraged to apply. For the latest updates about our lab research, please visit our lab website (www.challenlab.com) and lab Twitter feed (@challenlab).


  1. Design, plan, execute and interpret complex experiments integrating cell culture, mouse models, and genome sequencing data.
  2. Ability to independently generate testable hypotheses.
  3. Integrated analysis of molecular data.
  4. Analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce presentations and scientific publications is required.
  5. Assist in grant preparation and reporting.
  6. Maintain conformity with ethical standards in research.
  7. Maintain compliance with good laboratory practice including the maintenance of adequate research records
  8. Collegial conduct towards co-trainees, staff members and members of the research group.

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Applicants should have a graduate degree in developmental biology, genetics, or related field.
  • Previous experience with mouse models, flow cytometry, cancer genomics, and next-generation sequencing applications would be an advantage but is not essential.
  • The successful candidate will be self-motivated, eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis, and must demonstrate critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce scientific publications is required.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interests and contact information of three references via e-mail to Dr. Grant Challen (grantchallen@wustl.edu).

For more information, please see our lab website (http://www.challenlab.com/) and Twitter feed (@challenlab).

Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. Must be physically able to wear protective equipment. Must be able to provide standard care to research animals.

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 - Bone Marrow Transplant - 41506

Job ID: 41506

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular