Student Opportunities

We are always looking for motivated students. If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to and include your CV and contact information for three references.

Open positions

1. Research Technician II: A Research Technician II position is available to facilitate studies on the effects of maternal obesity on offspring cardiovascular health in the Center for Cardiovascular Research at Washington University in St. Louis. We seek a candidate to help with management of our mouse colony, perform biochemical assays such as immunoblotting and qPCR, and help with sample collection. The successful candidate will be comfortable handling mice and previous mouse research experience is encouraged.

Minimum requirements for the position: Bachelor’s degree with one year of experience in a laboratory setting or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling seven years.

Please apply at by searching for position 44271 or send CV and 3 references to:

​2. Postdoctoral Research AssociateThe Diwan and Lee Labs are seeking an insightful and ambitious postdoctoral researcher to work on the role of lysosomes in microglial and monocytes in Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Our work has been on the forefront of lysosome biology in AD. A new focus of our lab is to study the role of lysosomes in amyloid phagocytosis by microglia and peripheral monocytes recruited to the amyloid plaques. Our studies utilize a variety of genetically targeted mice to experimentally perturb lysosome biology, individually in microglia and monocytes, to determine its effect on AD pathogenesis. We are looking for a scientist looking to join our quest. Recognizing that science is a journey along planned and unplanned discoveries, our position for a postdoctoral researcher will create opportunities to work with state-of-the art flow cytometry, single cell sequencing and novel ultrasound based techniques for blood brain barrier disruption in animal models of AD as well as potential to develop independent projects. In addition to high-quality research facilities, career and professional development training for postdoctoral researchers is provided through the Career Center, Teaching Center, Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, and campus groups. Additional information on being a postdoc at Washington University in St.Louis can be found at

​Please apply at by searching for position 44905 or send CV and 3 references to: