An NIH (T32)-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Mahjoub Lab (Division of Nephrology, Washington University in St. Louis) to study the consequences of centrosomal defects during kidney development and homeostasis. Our group investigates how mutations in centrosomal and ciliary genes disrupt embryonic kidney development and cause renal Ciliopathies including Polycystic Kidney Disease and Nephronophthisis. We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic postdoc with excellent problem solving skills to thrive in a highly supportive and collaborative environment. This project involves the use of mouse models with which we can manipulate centrosome biogenesis in vivo during various stages of kidney development. Other techniques the postdoctoral fellow will learn include the use of primary cell culture models, 3D cyst assays, and kidney organoids. The ideal candidate will have excellent cell and developmental biology training, and experience with mouse models is strongly preferred but not mandatory. Candidates should hold a recent Ph.D. (or M.D./Ph.D.) with less than 3 years of prior postdoctoral experience, and a demonstrated research and publication record with at least one first author publication. Most importantly, we are looking for an individual who is passionate about developing a career in basic and translational research. US citizenship or permanent resident status is required.
Candidates should submit a short personal statement detailing their research interests and qualifications, and a CV (including a list of individuals who can provide references) by email to Moe Mahjoub (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Our laboratory is in an academic setting in the Department of Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis, an internationally recognized research institution with a dynamic research environment and extensive infrastructural and core facility support. Postdoctoral appointees at Washington University receive a starting salary based on the NIH guidelines and a generous benefit package. Washington University is an equal opportunity employer.