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Research Opportunities in the Obstetric Anesthesia Laboratory - 38834

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Washington University


Saint Louis, MO

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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 Type/Schedule:

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

Department Name/Job Location:

This opportunity is in the Washington University Obstetric Anesthesia Laboratory within the Division of Basic Research in the Department of Anesthesiology.

Essential Functions:

Research in the Ginosar lab focuses on the animal models of preeclampsia and factors affecting uteroplacental perfusion and trophoblast remodeling of uterine decidual vasculature. We use a combination of in-vitro and in-vivo experimental techniques. In vitro studies include cell culture, PCR/RT-PCR, western blotting analysis, immunohistochemistry, molecular cloning and endothelial tube formation studies. In vivo studies: animal models include transgenic species and continuous hypoxia; interventions include epidural local anesthesia and optogenetics; outcomes include phenotype characterization, immunohistochemistry, MR imaging; 2-photon microscopy;  mouse behavior.  For more information please contact

The primary focus of the work includes but is not limited to the following: 

Hands on work with mice is required:  the ability to handle and monitor mice, manage animal care, husbandry, perform routine animal procedures and keep accurate records of animal activities in our transgenic mouse colonies is critical.

Performing experiments using molecular and immunological approaches.  

General lab responsibilities including ordering, lab maintenance and chemical safety.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates need to hold a Bachelor’s degree or higher credentials. Candidates with extensive prior experience in molecular biology and immunology are encouraged to apply. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Breeding and genotyping mice.

Experience with fluorescence microscopy and immunohistology.

Molecular biology, immunology and protein biochemistry skills.

Highly motivated, able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a team.

Able to independently conduct experiments, present data coherently, read current medical literature and perform some basic statistical analysis.

Basic troubleshooting skills and an ability to maintain complete and organized records.

A working knowledge of computer software and general lab equipment.

Excellent command of verbal and written English is essential.  

Salary Range:

The hiring range for this position is commensurate with experience.


This opportunity is eligible for full-time benefits.  Please visit our website at 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.

Internal Applicant Instruction:

Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account.  If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor.   To attach these documents, go to:  My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.

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Washington University in St. Louis’ mission is to discover and disseminate knowledge, and protect the freedom of inquiry through research, teaching and learning. Washington University creates an environment to encourage and support an ethos of wide-ranging exploration. Washington University’s faculty and staff strive to enhance the lives and livelihoods of students, the people of the greater St. Louis community, the country and the world.

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