Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine and Department of Translational Medicine & Physiology at Washington State University (WSU) are accepting applications for a postdoctoral fellow to perform research related to circadian clock, cancer, and aging using cellular and animal models. The ideal candidates should be able to perform high-quality, cutting-edge, and independent research. Candidates are expected to lead his/her projects and be adept at working closely with the principal investigator. Current projects include: (1) Understanding the biological mechanisms of circadian physiology and behaviors; (2) Investigating the molecular and cellular impact of circadian disruptions on tumor heterogeneity, tumor microenvironment, and metastatic progression. (3) Translational applications of circadian physiology for the treatment of cancer and aging-related pathologies using nutritional, metabolic, pharmacological interventions. Working under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will have the opportunity to be a part of The Steve Gleason Institute for Neuroscience.
The primary duties of this position will be to define research problems, approaches or hypothesis, and methodology, design specific phases of research projects, carry out complex analyses (qualitative, quantitative, mixed-methods), analyze results, develop conclusions and hypotheses, and/or present research findings in publishable form. Specific duties and responsibilities include:
Assisting in the coordination of ongoing research projects.
Publishing key results in peer-reviewed journals.
Assisting the PI, as well as other collaborating investigators, with scientific development, data analyses, and grant writing, as needed.
Applying for extramural research funding.
Taking appropriate steps towards becoming an independent investigator/faculty member.
Participating in didactic training opportunities offered at WSU.
May perform other duties as required.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Assist in the coordination of ongoing research projects.
Prepare articles for publication.
Assist in developing posters and presentations for disseminating study findings.
Assist in the preparation of progress reports.
Assist the PI, as well as other collaborating investigators, with scientific development, data analyses, and grant writing.
20% Data Management and Reporting
Gather and input study data into database systems. Ensure accuracy in the recording of all data and work with research sites to ensure data integrity.
Review and assess study data to ensure adherence to study protocol. Collaborate with PI if protocols are not being met.
Ensure data security and confidentiality.
15% Professional Development
Participate in didactic training opportunities at WSU.
Apply for extramural research funding.
Take steps to become an independent investigator/faculty member.
5% Other duties as assigned
An earned terminal degree in an appropriate field and relevant experience.
Experience authoring professional presentations or peer-reviewed publications.
Experience preparing technical reports and manuscripts.
Proactive problem-solving skills, ability to work independently, and ability to take appropriate autonomous initiative to carry out study related functions.
Outstanding interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
Outstanding ethics and confidentiality in dealing with scientific data and results.
Aptitude for academic rigor using qualitative, quantitative, and/or mixed-methods.
Actively participates as a member of the research team, and frequently reports progress.
Proficient in the Microsoft Office suite of products (e.g., SharePoint, Powerpoint).
Must be willing to work evenings and weekends on occasion to meet the needs of the project, including scheduling participant visits and contacts, as well as meeting project deadlines.
A doctoral degree in molecular & cell biology, pharmacology, biochemistry immunology, oncology, neuroscience, medicine or any related field.
Experience in the field of molecular and cellular biology (e.g. CRISPR-genome editing, Molecular cloning with SnapGene program, WB/IP/ChIP analysis, Confocal and fluorescence microscopy, FACs analysis), cancer biology (e.g. 3D tumor spheroid cultures, tumor xenograft, tumor immunology, Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq), The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) database analysis), aging biology (e.g. senescence and autophagy, longevity analysis), bioinformatics analysis (e.g. Transcriptomics/proteomics/metabolomics/epigenomics analysis, Genome-wide association (GWA) analyses), and epigenetic regulation (DNA/Histone modifications).
Experience and/or interest in circadian clock and sleep research
Excellent scientific writing and oral expression skills.
Experience analyzing scientific data using R, Stata, SPSS, NVivo, or Atlas.ti.
Experience managing research studies.
In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.3, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full vaccination status or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at https://hrs.wsu.edu/covid-19/vax-verification/. Please contact HRS at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Department Name: Department of Translational Medicine & Physiology City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA Department Link: https://medicine.wsu.edu
Annual Salary: $53,760/annual
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on 5/1/2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Screening Begin Date: April 21, 2022, open until filled Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Required Documents:
2. Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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