Washington University of St. Louis Bone & Mineral Disease 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. Hours are generally normal business hours but may vary due to the timing for experiments and other research activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases, located on the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Conduct research projects, including developing new project concepts, autonomy in experimental designs, data analysis, presentation and publication of experiment results.


  1. The research interest of this lab is to elucidate the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying pathological bone loss. The project open for this position involves the study of osteomyelitis (bone infection). The approaches include the use of genetically engineered mice and pathogenic bacterial strains.
  2. In concert with the principal investigator, the candidate is expected to design research protocols independently based on methods in the literature.
  3. The candidate is expected to present data at meetings, publish the results and assist with grant preparation.

Required Qualifications

Applicant must possess a doctoral level degree (Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D. or equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excellent skills in cell culture and molecular biology, mouse genotyping, plasmid and retrovirus preparation and gene transfer, and protein analysis (Western blot, FACS, IHC/IF and ELISA).
  • Previous microbiology experience, especially with bacterial culture and genetic manipulation would be a plus, as would experience with whole animal imaging approaches such as bioluminescence imaging or microCT.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills are also essential, including a demonstrated ability to publish research results as peer-reviewed journal articles.
  • The applicant must demonstrate computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to store, analyze and present data (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc).
  • The applicant should be highly motivated, eager and quick to learn, careful, organized, and reliable.
  • The candidate must be able to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and collaborating investigators.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Division of Bone and Mineral Diseases at the Washington University School of Medicine is part of a dynamic multidisciplinary community of researchers dedicated to the study of local and systemic diseases affecting bone metabolism. In early 2012, the Division moved to a new space in the BJCIH as part of a Center for Musculoskeletal Research.


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

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and C.V. to:

Deborah Veis, MD, PhD dveis@wustl.edu


Works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to blood 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 - Bone & Mineral Disease - 40003

Job ID: 40003

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular