Open positions

We are looking for motivated scientists at all experience levels. Apply at the WashU Careers links below or start by sending your CV and contact information for three references to

Job description

The Krais Lab at the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis is seeking researchers at all experience levels to work on DNA damage response and cancer biology. Our current projects address the connections between damage-induced signaling, genetic and epigenetic states, and the competition between repair pathways. We aim to better understand 1) How DNA damage signaling processes are regulated, 2) How they impact tumorigenesis and therapy response, and 3) How they can be exploited as drug targets in different genetic backgrounds. More information about our lab and research is available at

The researcher will have the opportunity to work with Dr. John Krais and others within the Siteman Cancer Center for Genome Integrity and the Washington University School of Medicine. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups.

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

All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.

Benefits Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

EEO/AA Statement

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and especially encourages applications by those from underrepresented groups. It is the University’s policy to provide equal opportunity and access to persons in all job titles without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, protected veteran status, or genetic information.

Diversity Statement

Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.