Title: 306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location: WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties: The Peixoto Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow to conduct research into the role of sleep on transcriptional and chromatin regulation across development in vivo. The Postdoctoral fellow will join a diverse group of neuroscientists and sleep biologists at the department of Translational Medicine and Physiology and the Sleep and Performance Research Center at Washington State University. This is an NIH funded position focused on the use of cutting-edge techniques, including single cell transcriptomics/multiomics and proteomics.
They will be involved in ongoing research in a variety of vertebrate models and will lead independent research projects. More specifically, the Postdoctoral fellow will: plan and conduct sleep/circadian experiments in vivo, conduct single-cell/single-nuclear sequencing experiments, develop and run bioinformatic pipelines, validate results experimentally and prepare the results for dissemination via peer-reviewed scientific articles and presentations at scientific meetings.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
Plan and conduct experiments and related research directed toward ultimate publication, prepare articles for publication. Participate in grant writing efforts, including seeking self-funding. Work with graduate and/or undergraduate research assistants in conducting research projects.
20% Presenting Data/Publications
Analyze, interpret, and disseminate findings through peer-reviewed scientific publications (first or corresponding author) and/or via conference oral and/or poster communications.
Evaluate scientific papers and publications, provide training to junior laboratory staff where applicable. Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS An earned PhD in Neuroscience, Genomics, Computational Biology, or other related discipline.
Experience working with mice and or zebrafish.
Strong quantitative skills, including experience with a variety of multivariable analytic techniques
Proficiency in one or more programming languages for analysis of large datasets and data processing (R, Python, MATLAB).
Experience in the use of transgenic animals.
Experience in designing and executing circadian and/or sleep experiments.
Experience in genomics and proteomics.
Experience in neurodevelopment.
Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Department of Translational Medicine and Physiology
Annual Salary: $54,840-$66,600; Commensurate with NIH Guidelines
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
Temporary End Date: This is a temporary position for term of one year. Renewal is dependent on performance, mutual agreement and available funding.
Screening Begin Date: January 3, 2023; open until filled
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter discussing their experience and highlighting how they meet the minimum qualifications.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.
2) Cover letter
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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