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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Wu Lab

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents: 1) A current curriculum vitae 2) A cover letter addressing your professional goals 3) A research statement 4) Contact information for three (3) professional references. The screening of application materials will begin on Wednesday March 1, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate - Wu Lab
Position Number 92993
College/Area College of Pharmacy
Hiring Unit Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wu Lab
Department Link

WSU College of Pharmacy

Work Location Spokane
Zip Code 99210-1495
Summary of Duties

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington State University Spokane with Dr. Boyang (Jason) Wu. The research will be focused on molecular/cellular and preclinical studies on 1) characterizing tumor-stromal interactions underlying tumor initiation and progression, and 2) understanding of androgen receptor signaling and antiandrogen resistance in castration-resistant and neuroendocrine prostate cancer.

For related work of our laboratory please see the following link:
http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/facultystaff/bios/wu.b.html

Additional Information

The University

Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit wsu.edu.

The College of Pharmacy

The College of Pharmacy is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College occupies several buildings of the campus including in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, a 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and educational facility, which offers many collaborative research opportunities.

The WSU College of Pharmacy was founded in 1891, and has been accredited since 1912. We are a graduate and professional education college. Our main degree programs include the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD).

The College relocated from Pullman to the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane in December 2013, but has been heavily involved in the Spokane health care community since the 1970s through our internships, experiential rotations, and pharmacy residency programs. We currently have over 500 student pharmacists and graduate students, and about 2,950 alumni. As of 2015, the WSU College of Pharmacy is ranked 36th out of 100 pharmacy schools in the country for extramural funding by the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).

The ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The Pharm.D. program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration.

The Ph.D. program prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit pharmacy.wsu.edu.

The Area

Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.

Benefits

Competitive benefits available: hrs.wsu.edu/benefits 

Anticipated Start Date 05/01/2017
Tenure Track No
Full-Time/Part-Time Full Time
Appointment Status Temporary
Position Term in Months 12
Monthly Salary Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Required Qualifications

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related field, with a proven track record of creativity and productivity.

Candidates are expected to be self-motivated and have strong oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience with xenograft mouse models of human cancers especially prostate cancer and immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence techniques is highly desired.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 02/06/2017
Screening Begin Date 03/01/2017
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

1) A current curriculum vitae

2) A cover letter addressing your professional goals

3) A research statement

4) Contact information for three (3) professional references.

The screening of application materials will begin on Wednesday March 1, 2017, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

EEO Statement

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.

Posting Number 20152211F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Reference Contact Info
  4. Research Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Publication 1
  2. Publication 2
  3. Publication 3