Postdoctoral Research Associate-School of Molecular Biosciences
Washington State University Pullman
Location: Pullman, Washington
Internal Number: 3358995
Postdoctoral Research Associate-School of Molecular Biosciences
Title: 306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate-School of Molecular Biosciences
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible
Description of Position:
The School of Molecular Biosciences at Washington State University invites applications for a 12-month (1 FTE) Postdoctoral Research Associate for the Duttke Lab. This appointment begins October 1, 2022 with annual renewability.
Summary of Duties:
The goal of our young laboratory at WSU Pullman is to advance our knowledge of gene regulatory programs on the level of transcription initiation and to refine technologies to precisely capture active gene regulatory networks in complex and clinical samples such as blood from infectious disease patients. These advances are critical to better understand the molecular basis underlying differential disease outcomes (pathogenesis), especially related to life-threatening infectious diseases, as well as predicting the efficacy of distinct treatments based on profiling the current ('nascent') gene regulatory state of patients (prognostics). We hope our research will lead to further early disease detection and personalized treatment approaches for humans and animals. As a Postdoctoral Fellow, a successful candidate thrives towards independence, will take ownership, has a board interest in the field of gene regulation, develop her or his own project, is willing to train, mentor and supervise scientist and is driven by curiosity. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and enjoy a kind collaborative atmosphere with the lab and at WSU Pullman.
Perform next generation sequencing data analysis and/or assays.
Design and carry out experiments with an emphasis DNA sequencing.
Prepare and present research through oral presentation and publication.
Ph.D. in Genomics, Computational Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Molecular Biology or related.
Experience and interest in bioinformatics and NGS data analysis.
The ability to problem-solve and learn new experimental techniques.
Knowledge in gene regulation on the level of transcription.
Basic knowledge of Python and other languages.
Washington State University, a member of the Pac-12 Conference, is among the 95 research universities nationwide with a Carnegie classification of 'very high research activity.' With the main campus in Pullman, Wash., WSU is a land-grant institution with several co-located campuses and an enrollment of nearly 30,000 students. The University is one of the largest residential universities in the Northwest and Pullman offers a safe, friendly, small-town living environment. WSU has 105 undergraduate programs and more than 70 Masters and 46 Doctoral programs offered through ten colleges and the Graduate School. Washington State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. Members of ethnic minorities, women, Vietnam-era or disabled veterans, persons of disability, and/or persons the age of 40 and over are encouraged to apply. WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and has faculty-friendly policies.
Washington State University's Pullman campus is situated in the rich agricultural area known as the Palouse, in eastern Washington. Pullman has a strong school system and a reputation as an excellent, safe environment to raise a family. Pullman is only eight miles from the University of Idaho at Moscow, approximately 1.5 hours south of Spokane and 5.5 hours from Seattle. The Pullman environs offers many recreational activities including skiing, fishing, hunting, whitewater rafting, camping, hiking, and rock climbing. Pullman is near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, and near numerous rivers, lakes, and wilderness areas; including the Snake, Salmon, and Clearwater rivers, Coeur d'Alene, Pend Oreille, and Priest lakes, and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to name a few.
For full consideration during the initial application review, electronic applications must be received by September 16, 2022. Please submit the following:
Cover Letter (1-page limit) outlining why you are interested in this position, your relative experience and qualifications, and your future goals as they relate to the field.
List of three professional references including name, title, organization, phone number, and email address.
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WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCED Institutional Transformation programs (http:www.advance.wsu.edu/).
COVID-19 Vaccine Information:
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Area/College: College of Veterinary Medicine Department Name: School of Molecular Biosciences City, State, Zip: Pullman, WA 99163 Department Link:School of Molecular Biosciences | College of Veterinary Medicine | Washington State University (wsu.edu) Monthly Salary: $5,000- $5,400, commensurate upon experience FTE: 100% Tenure Track: No This is a temporary position. Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position expected to end on December 31, 2024. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment. Screening Begin Date: This position will remain open until filled with initial screening of applicants beginning September 16, 2022 Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check. Application Instructions: Application materials should clearly communicate your qualifications, why you are interested in this position, where you see yourself five years from now and this position helps you to achieve your goals. Please also clearly state your expectations and commitment. A postdoc can be the best time in your scientific career which, however, requires finding the right match. Required Documents:
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application:
Max. 1 page cover letter
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.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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Founded in 1890 in Pullman, Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens – locally, nationally, and globally. WSU is committed to innovation and excellence in research and scholarship. WSU has a current enrollment of over 30,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and approximately 6,000 faculty and staff at its five campuses (Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and Everett), as well as its numerous other locations across the State of Washington and online through its Global Campus. U.S. News & World Report's 2016 "America's Best Colleges" rankings place WSU in the top 75 public national universities. WSU was one of only three Northwest universities to be placed in the top two tiers, along with the University of Washington and the University of Oregon. WSU is ranked as a "highest research activity" institution by the Carnegie Foundation and is in the top 12 percent of research universities as reported by the National Science Foundation. Also, WSU was recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching for its engagement activities with its C...ommunity Engagement Classification.WSU employs approximately 6,000 faculty and professional staff and the University deeply values diversity among its faculty, students, and staff. WSU students represent diverse social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds: approximately 10 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington, and approximately 6.8 percent are international students. WSU annually awards more than $280 million in scholarships and financial aid to approximately 17,000 undergraduate students.