Postdoctoral Research Associate

Egervari Lab

Job Description

Position Summary

Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available immediately in the Departments of Genetics and Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics at the Washington University in St. Louis. Multi-disciplinary research in the Egervari Lab focuses on the emerging area of metabolic-epigenetic interactions in the brain, particularly in the context of substance use disorders and neurodegeneration. We utilize cutting-edge proteomic, metabolomic and genomic approaches, including on the single cell level, to understand how metabolites influence chromatin and gene expression in the brain. Further, we apply small animal models and in vitro mechanistic studies to query the role of these pathways in disease and to identify novel therapeutic targets.

The Egervari Lab is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate with previous training in any area of molecular biology, neuroscience, proteomics or genomics. We offer an excellent training environment in the lab and at WashU. This position will also provide outstanding opportunities to develop independent research projects at the intersection of translational neuroscience, epigenetics, and metabolism.

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Required Qualifications

Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent terminal or doctoral degree.

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.


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Pre-Employment Screening

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Benefits Statement

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