Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate | Wu Laboratory
Location: WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
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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) understanding of androgenic and neural signaling and their contributions to antiandrogen drug resistance in castration-resistant and neuroendocrine prostate cancer, and 2) characterizing tumor-stromal interactions underlying prostate cancer growth, progression and metastasis. For related work of our laboratory please see the following link: https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/directory/boyang-jason-wu/
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.
Previous experience with xenograft mouse models of human cancers especially prostate cancer, CRISPR screening, and bioinformatic data mining is highly desired.
Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Wu Laboratory
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. FTE:1.0 Position Term in months: 12
Tenure Track:No Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on June 30, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Screening Begin Date: April 15, 2022 Special Instructions to Applicants:
As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:
1) a current curriculum vitae; and 2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals
Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
The screening of application materials will begin on April 15, 2022 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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