Funded Postdoctoral Position

April 10, 2015
Funded Postdoctoral Position

A funded postdoctoral position is available in Renal Division at Washington University in St. Louis. The Humphreys laboratory investigates the cellular and molecular mechanisms of adult kidney injury and repair. We are exploring the role of developmental signaling pathways (Hh, Wnt) in paracrine signaling during kidney repair with potential future clinical applications (e.g., acute kidney injury and chronic renal fibrosis). Approaches include mouse models for gene manipulation in defined cell populations, RNA-Seq, high resolution microscopy, FACS analysis and gene editing (Crispr/Cas9) approaches both in vitro and in vivo. We are seeking a highly motivated, curious and enthusiastic individual with excellent problem solving skills to thrive in a highly supportive environment. The ideal candidate will have outstanding molecular and cell biology training. Experience with mouse genetics, immunofluorescence microscopy and viral transduction desirable. Training in a variety of mouse models of kidney disease will be provided. The position should appeal most to scientists who want to apply cutting edge mouse genetics and imaging techniques to the study of disease models with relevance to humans. This position is funded by the NIH, citizenship or permanent resident status is preferred.

To apply for this position, please submit a letter explaining your interest, a CV and contact information for three references to Benjamin Humphreys MD, PhD (bhumphre@dom.wustl.edu)