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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biology - 47428 in St. Louis, Missouri

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Biology. This position is for the Danforth Campus.

Essential Functions

A postdoctoral position is available at Washington University in St. Louis, for work on an NSF project examining the evolution of competitiveness in weedy rice, a major agricultural weed worldwide. The position will involve close collaboration with researchers at the USDA ARS National Rice Research Center in Stuttgart, Arkansas (Jia lab) and will focus on host-fungal interactions and signal transduction pathways mediated by rice blast resistance gene Ptr.

Work will be performed at the USDA ARS Dale Bumpers National Rice Research Center https://www.ars.usda.gov/southeast-area/stuttgart-ar/dale-bumpers-national-rice-research-center/ and Washington University St Louis. For more information contact Yulin.jia@usda.gov.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. degree in plant pathology, agronomy, physiology or related areas of plant biology; or biochemistry or microbiology, with some experience in one or more of the following research areas: yeast two hybrid system and Bimolecular Fluorescence Complementation (BiFC) analysis; microbe culture and fungal transformation; genome sequencing and bioinformatic analysis including MEGA alignments, JMP genomics; qPCR and Real time PCR; RNA seq data analysis for biochemical pathways.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior experience with protein-protein interactions using yeast two hybrid system and rice DNA and RNA data analysis.

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: https://hr.wustl.edu/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: Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biology - 47428

Job ID: 47428

Location: School of Arts & Sciences