Washington University of St. Louis Immunology in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This opportunity 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 opportunity is in the Department of Immunology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Research Opportunity:

The research focus of Dr. Andrew Kau’s laboratory is on understanding how microbes colonizing the gastrointestinal and respiratory tract affect the development of allergic diseases, especially asthma. We use a variety of techniques including mouse models, high-throughput sequencing, isolation and characterization of commensal bacteria and immune cell profiling to understand how microbial ecology can impact the development of allergy.

For more information, visit http://kaulab.org.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree with 1 year of lab experience or equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining mouse colonies and/or willingness to handle mice.
  • Excellent basic lab skills including aseptic techniques, making complex buffers and media, ability to precisely pipette and handle samples in an organized, high-throughput manner.
  • Any experience in isolation of DNA and RNA from biological specimens, PCR, gel electrophoresis and preparation of next-generation sequencing libraries.
  • Prior experience with basic immunology techniques including immune cell isolation from tissues, flow cytometry, tissue culture and performing ELISAs would be a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate with laboratory staff and investigators.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.


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

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: Research Opportunities - Immunology - 41748

Job ID: 41748

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular