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Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for two (2) - three (3) professional references. Please note, professional references should be provided by immediate supervisors. Reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

Position Details

Position Information

Employee Type Faculty
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Number 64891
College/Area College of Veterinary Medicine
Hiring Unit School of Molecular Biosciences
Department Link

School of Molecular Biosciences

Work Location Pullman
Zip Code 99164
Summary of Duties

As a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Driskell Lab, a successful candidate will develop his or her own project investigating the function of fibroblast heterogeneity in the skin during development and wound repair using state of the art technologies in animal model systems. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and enjoy a collaborative atmosphere with the lab and the School of Molecular Biosciences.

Responsibilities Include:
-Investigating novel animal models for experimentation in the context of skin development and repair.
-Integrating developmental and computational biology.
-Presenting the research through oral presentation and publication.
-Designing and carrying out experiments in the lab.
-Demonstrate commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace.

Additional Information

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Anticipated Start Date
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

-Ph.D. in Genetics, Computational Biology, Cell Biology or Biochemistry.
-Experience with transgenic mouse models, genetics and animal husbandry.
-Experience with histological and microscopy techniques.
-Experience in bioinformatics and gene expression profiling.
-Experience with confocal microscopy, RNA and protein extraction, and qRT-PCR.
-Excellent computer skills, especially with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Mac.
-The ability to problem-solve and learn new experimental techniques.

Preferred Qualifications

-Basic knowledge of viral and bacterial infections and cell culture.
-Ability to perform chromatin immunoprecipitation.
-Basic knowledge of R, Python and other computer languages is desired.
-Demonstrated outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
-No more than one year of post-doc experience.

Background Check Yes

Posting Detail Information

Type of Recruitment Open Recruitment
Posting Open Date 02/05/2018
Screening Begin Date 03/01/2018
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled (overrides close field) Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for two (2) – three (3) professional references. Please note, professional references should be provided by immediate supervisors. Reference letters will be automatically requested and obtained from the reference provider through the WSU online application system. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

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Posting Number 20152350F

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference Contact Info
Optional Documents