Washington University of St. Louis Pathology/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 time for experiments and other reasearch activity deadlines.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Department of Pathology/Immunology - Immunobiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus, BJCIH.

The Division of Immunobiology is a consolidated unit within the Department of Pathology & Immunology committed to cutting edge, leading research in basic immunology.

The Division was established in 2006 in recognition of the long and distinguished history of immunology research in our department. With its 14 basic science laboratories, including 4 led by members of the National Academy of Sciences and one Howard Hughes Medical Investigator, the division is internationally recognized for its key discoveries in immunology.

Essential Functions

Opportunity is in the laboratory of a renowned senior immunologist. The interest of this lab is investigation of cancer immunology with a strong interest in cancer neoantigen vaccines and mechanisms of tumor immune evasion.

Required Qualifications

Strongly prefer someone with a bachelors degree and 2+ years laboratory experience interested in basic and translation cancer research.

Candidates with extensive prior experience in immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related fields with at least a Bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and primary murine and human tissue samples.

  • Experience with flow cytometry and immunologic assays is highly desired.

  • Ability to work with mouse models of cancer.

  • Experience with animal handling / monitoring and injections.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively.

  • Ability to maintain complete and organized records.

  • Basic knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

  • Ability to assist with general lab maintenance, database logs, compliance issues and reagent preparation.

  • Flow cytometry, FlowJo and Diva software

  • Experience with immunoassays (ELISA, Elispot, T cell cultures)

  • Proficiency in basic molecular biology techniques including DNA, RNA, Protein isolation and purification; PCR, reverse transcription PCR, Immunoblot, ELISA.

  • Experience with small animal models and injection techniques.

  • Experience with biochemistry, protein purification and conjugation

  • Working knowledge of Excel, FlowJo, CytoBank is a plus.

Demonstrated ability to work independently and communicate effectively. Should have troubleshooting skills, an ability to maintain complete and organized records, and a working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position 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.

Applicant Special Instructions

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

Hands on work with mice is required: the ability to handle and monitor mice, perform injections, and harvest tissue.

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 - Pathology/Immunology - Immunobiology - 38832

Job ID: 38832

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular