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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Essential Functions: A position is available for a postdoctoral research associate with an interest in in studying how the immune system regulates the function of metabolic organs to support normal metabolism and contribute to the pathogenesis of obesity and type diabetes. Specifically, we are interested in understanding how immune cells such as group 2 innate lymphoid cells, eosinophils, macrophages, and T cells regulate glucose, lipid, and energy metabolism. We are building on prior work (Brestoff et al., Nature, 2015; Brestoff & Artis, Cell, 2016) and new unpublished observations to make highly innovative, impactful discoveries that fundamentally change our understanding of immunometabolism and metabolic disease pathogenesis. This work involves the use of mouse models, tissue culture, metabolism techniques, immunology techniques, and molecular biology. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in the biomedical sciences. Ph.D. students are eligible to apply but must have defended their thesis before starting.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience conducting research in the fields of immunology, metabolism, or both and has published at least one first-author manuscript in a peer-reviewed journal. Direct hands-on experience working with transgenic mouse models and mouse husbandry.

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.

Benefits: This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please click the following link to view a summary of benefits:

Applicant Special Instructions: Interested applicants should send a brief cover letter, a CV, and contact information for three references to Jonathan Brestoff, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Immunology (

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.

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