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Washington University of St. Louis Research Opportunities - Anesthesiology - 43709 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This opportunity is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This opportunity is in the Basic Research Division of the Department of Anesthesiology. This opportunity is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Research in the Norris lab focuses neural circuits controlling physiological and behaviorally relevant processes, such as sleep, respirations, temperature and stress, using a wide range of techniques to explore basic neuroscience questions.

Opportunities are available to contribute to research projects, further develop lines of investigation, and/or lab management.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Candidates with more education, advanced degrees, and experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in rodent behavioral tests, immunology and brain anatomy.
  • Comfortable working with small laboratory animals including mice.
  • Prior experience with at least 2 of the following skills:
  • Molecular biology, CRISPR-Cas9, AAV’s
  • Optogenetics and chemogenetics
  • Mouse behavior
  • Slice electrophysiology
  • Fluorescence microscopy, FISH, and immunohistology
  • Basic coding in Python, MATLAB, C++, or other language
  • Ability to independently conduct experiments and statistical analysis.
  • Basic troubleshooting skills and an ability to maintain complete and organized records.
  • Working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

Salary Range

Base pay commensurate with experience.

Department Summary

The Division of Basic Research (DBR) in the department of Anesthesiology explores fundamental scientific questions relevant to medicine and Anesthesiology. DBR research falls into the categories of neurobiology, cell biology, and pharmacology with current projects focused on mechanisms of hypoxic and immune-mediated cell death, general anesthetic mechanisms, ion channel function, biomarkers of organ injury, novel intracellular signaling pathways, and the neurobiology of stress and addiction.


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

  • Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
  • Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
  • Must be able to provide care to research animals.
  • Applicants interested in the position should submit their curriculum vitae along with contact information for three references, preferably including a current or recent former supervisor.

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 - Anesthesiology - 43709

Job ID: 43709

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular