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Research Opportunities - Rheumatology

Washington University in St. Louis
Saint Louis, MO
Closing date
Apr 18, 2024

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Doctors, Rheumatology
Organization Type
Scheduled Hours


Position Summary

An exciting research opportunity in the Paley Lab is available for candidates interested in immunology and human autoimmunity. We employ various techniques to investigate how T cells migrate between the gut, joint, eye, and blood to cause human autoimmune disease, such as uveitis and spondylitis.

Techniques used in the lab include:

* Processing of human tissues, e.g., blood, saliva, and cheek swabs
* Flow cytometry
* Single cell sequencing
* T cell and B cell receptor sequencing
* Molecular cloning
* Maintenance and manipulation of cell lines

In addition, lab members interface with research coordinators and may periodically be required to interact with participants in human subjects' research.

Job Description

Please visit our lab website for more information and recent publications:

Working Conditions

This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards. The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.

Salary Range

Base pay is commensurate with experience.

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience with patients or human subjects' research.
* Experience handling human blood.
* Experience in PCR and flow cytometry.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree. Candidates with additional education and experience are encouraged to apply.


Salary Range

The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.


For frequently asked questions about the application process, please refer to our External Applicant FAQ.


If you are unable to use our online application system and would like an accommodation, please email or call the dedicated accommodation inquiry number at 314-935-1149 and leave a voicemail with the nature of your request.

Pre-Employment Screening

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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 Statement


* Up to 22 days of vacation, 10 recognized holidays, and sick time.

* Competitive health insurance packages with priority appointments and lower copays/coinsurance.

* Want to Live Near Your Work and/or improve your commute? Take advantage of our free Metro transit U-Pass for eligible employees. We also offer a forgivable home loan of up to $12,500 for closing costs and a down payment for homes in eligible neighborhoods.

* WashU provides eligible employees with a defined contribution (403(b)) Retirement Savings Plan, which combines employee contributions and university contributions starting at 7%.


* Wellness challenges, annual health screenings, mental health resources, mindfulness programs and courses, employee assistance program (EAP), financial resources, access to dietitians, and more!


* We offer 4 weeks of caregiver leave to bond with your new child. Family care resources are also available for your continued childcare needs. Need adult care? We've got you covered.

* WashU covers the cost of tuition for you and your family, including dependent undergraduate-level college tuition up to 100% at WashU and 40% elsewhere after seven years with us.

For policies, detailed benefits, and eligibility, please visit:

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University's policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment - fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.

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