Saint Louis University, a Catholic Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service, is seeking outstanding applicants for postdoctoral fellow and laboratory research positions in the Edward A. Doisy Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. The Department has an outstanding faculty, a long tradition of excellence in research and education and is housed in the state-of-the-art Doisy Research Center completed in 2007. Please see below for more details and the links to apply for these positions.

Saint Louis University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer, and encourages nominations and applications of women and minorities.

Faculty positions

Faculty Position - Tenure-Track

A tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level is available in the Department of Biochemistry. We are interested in candidates with demonstrated ability to address systems relevant to human health in terms of structure and underlying mechanism. A Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, outstanding record of publications, current external funding commensurate to the academic rank, enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring research trainees are important criteria for selection. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans with a detailed 3-year budget and addresses of three references to Requisiton #F20180661.

Faculty Position - Tenure-Track

A tenure-track position at the Associate Professor level is available in the Department of Biochemistry. We are specifically interested in research programs focused on the structural basis of biological mechanisms. A Ph.D., M.D., or M.D./Ph.D. degree, outstanding record of publications, current external funding commensurate to the academic rank, and enthusiasm for teaching and mentoring research trainees are important criteria for selection. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, description of future research plans with a detailed 3-year budget and addresses of three references to Requisiton #F20180734.

Postdoctoral positions

Postdoctoral Positions - Ford Lab

Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of David Ford, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry, to study biochemical mechanisms involved in sepsis, atherosclerosis, and ischemic heart disease. Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in life sciences with an emphasis on biochemistry. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #F20180707 or #F20180731.

Postdoctoral Position - Sverdrup Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Fran Sverdrup, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry, to study target identification and validation in facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). The successful applicant will be an energetic team player, self-directed learner with a keen interest in focused, fast-paced research. Successful candidates are expected to have a Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, or molecular biology. NIH standards will be used in setting the pay scale. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #F20170583.

Postdoctoral Position - Yap Lab

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Frances Yap, Associate Professor of Biochemistry to study ribosome recycling and turnover during stress responses, and the roles of relevant key players in Staphylococcal pathophysiology. Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in Biological Sciences (or a closely related field) and should have less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience. The ideal candidate will possess significant experimental training in bacterial genetics and biochemistry, as evidenced by at least one first authorship publication in peer-reviewed journals. Previous experience in RNA metabolism, and/or translational control, and/or murine model of infections is highly desired. The stipend level will be commensurate with years of experience, and starting date is negotiable. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current curriculum vitae to Requisiton #F20170539.

Research positions

Research Position - Part-time Support Staff

A part-time support staff position is available in the Department of Biochemistry. This position entails preparation and set-up of labware for various research laboratories, as well as sterilization of equipment. Knowledge of handling of infected labware and ability to follow procedures is a plus. The successful candidate should have a high school degree. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume to Requisiton #S20182125.

Research Position - Research Assistant

A Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Biochemistry. This position entails assisting the sr. research assistant or other research investigators by performing moderately complex research and experimentation following established protocols. The position may also include routine lab and equipment maintenance, such as cleaning glassware, counter tops, and equipment, set-up and operation of various scientific apparatus, and some clerical and editorial duties, including compiling, processing and analyzing data. The successful candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in science or a related field. Broad knowledge involving laboratory techniques or other specialized knowledge is desired. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume/CV to Requisiton #S20182496.

Research Position - Senior Research Assistant

A Senior Research Assistant position is available in the Department of Biochemistry. This position entails performing complex research and experimentation as directed by the principle investigator to assist with research projects or for independent research. The position may also include set-up and operation of various scientific apparatus, clerical and editorial duties, including compiling, processing and analyzing data for research papers, and supervisory and training duties. The successful candidate should have a Master’s degree in science or a related field supplemented with two years of experience. Interested candidates must submit a cover letter, application and current resume/CV to Requisiton #S20182461.

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