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Washington University of St. Louis Research Opportunities - Molecular Microbiology - 51299 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week. Department Name/Job Location This opportunity is in the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Vogel in the Department of Molecular Microbiology, located on the Washington University School of Medicine Campus in St. Louis, MO. Essential Functions The Vogel laboratory studies the bacterial pathogen Legionella pneumophila, which is the causative agent of a form of pneumonia called Legionnaires’ Disease. Legionella is able to cause disease by surviving and replicating within alveolar macrophages in mammalian lungs. Our lab’s primary focus is on a specialized type IV secretion system in Legionella, Dot/Icm, which is used to translocate 300 toxins into host cells. Details of Dr. Vogel’s laboratory, ongoing research projects, and recent publications can be found at https://vogellab.wustl.edu. Examples of current projects involve (1) the polar localization of the Dot/Icm T4SS, (2) chaperone-mediated export of Dot/Icm substrates, and (3) the structural characterization of the Dot/Icm by X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). Required Qualifications Candidates with prior experience in microbiology, cell, molecular biology or related fields with at least a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to apply. Preferred Qualifications * Basic microbiology skills. * Proficiency in common molecular biology techniques, including cloning, PCR, western blots, etc. * Working knowledge of Excel, Photoshop, and Prism. * Mammalian cell culture and/or microscopy experience desired. 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. Department Summary The Department of Molecular Microbiology at the Washington University School of Medicine is one of the top ranked Medical School based microbiology departments in the country with an emphasis in studying pathogens. Benefits This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits: https://wustl.box.com/s/8wkhs25yssf0775x9d6nd6vqa7obpth7. Applicant Special Instructions WORKING CONDITIONS: Working in the laboratory environment has the potential for exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards. _Legionella _is a pathogen but can safely be worked on using Biosafety Level 2 conditions, i.e. does not require BSL 3 restrictions. Training in BSL 2 procedures will be provided. 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 - Molecular Microbiology - 51299 Job ID: 51299 Location: Medical School Full/Part Time: Full-Time Regular/Temporary: Regular