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Washington University of St. Louis Postdoctoral Research Associate - Radiation Oncology/Cancer Biology - 43712 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 Radiation Oncology - Cancer Biology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

The laboratory of Dr. Dennis Hallahan and Dr. Dinesh Thotala in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Washington University in Saint Louis seeks to appoint a post-doctoral scientist. We are seeking a highly motivated and dedicated scientist to work on drug discovery project. The candidate will work with a highly collaborative team of scientists to conceive, design, plan and implement experiments and assays to develop peptides and antibodies to novel anti-cancer targets.

The appointee will work using a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry and genetic approaches. The project will focus on antibody and peptide development and would need knowledge in variety of biochemical, molecular biology and immunological assays. The drugs are validated using preclinical models and hence experience with mouse models is highly desirable.

Required Qualifications

  • A graduate with a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cancer Biology, or a related field
  • A strong publication record
  • Ability to design and conduct experiments independently
  • Experience with molecular biology or biochemical techniques
  • Ability to write manuscripts and fellowship applications, and present their research at national meetings
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with mouse models and cellular immunology

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in radiation biology and/or antibody development
  • Experience in drug development and/or protein purification
  • Experience in CRISPR-Cas9 technology, genomics and/or proteomics

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 applicants should send a cover letter highlighting prior experience and CV to Dr. Dinesh Thotala at dthotala@wustl.edu.
  • Washington University policy states that the postdoctoral appointment is a training position of limited duration not to exceed five total years, and counts prior postdoctoral appointments towards the five-year total.
  • While funding will be provided for this position, the appointee will be encouraged to write and apply for extramural funding in order to help career development.
  • Information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St. Louis can be found at postdoc.wustl.edu/prospective-postdocs.

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 - Radiation Oncology/Cancer Biology - 43712

Job ID: 43712

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular