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Department of Surgery

General Surgery – Surgical Oncology



Instructor in General Surgery - Surgical Oncology Research

The Department of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is seeking a faculty member at the Instructor level to join our Division of General Surgery - Surgical Oncology on the Research Track. 

Academic Responsibilities: Ideal candidate will be responsible for facilitating mRNA vaccine research. This will include leading and performing the preclinical studies and will be a key person in the clinical translation of mRNA vaccines. They will have interactions with companies, such as Innovac and Flashpoint, and be responsible for related requirements, such as regulatory paperwork. They will be responsible for training, mentoring and helping junior staff. In this position as a faculty member, you will be responsible for writing grant applications.

Teaching: Candidate will be expected to be a key resource for all lab personnel with regards to training in lab techniques, data interpretation, and experimental planning. They will be expected to be an institutional resource with regard to your established research skills.

Successful candidates should have:

  • A doctoral degree in a related field
  • A demonstrated track record of research excellence
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

In addition to research commitment, the candidates will have a strong interest in teaching and mentoring trainees and a desire as well as demonstrated ability to collaborate with research investigators. Candidates should be committed to building strategic partnerships across communities.


No end date

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Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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