Title: 306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location: WSU PULLMAN CAMPUS
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Job Family: Faculty - Academic - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The Postdoctoral Associate will work in the Department of Animal Science on research projects involved in genetic susceptibility to bovine respiratory disease and loci associated with embryonic and fetal loss in beef and dairy cattle. Outreach opportunities are providing education and support for genomic selection in the beef and dairy industries. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to teach one course in animal breeding and genetics. Other opportunities, depending on the candidate's interest, would be to learn and incorporate epigenetic or functional genomics laboratory techniques such as gene editing into current and proposed projects or to develop bioinformatic pipelines for analyses of these data.
Primary responsibilities include:
1. Analysis of epigenetic, whole-genome sequencing and genotypic data.
2. Publication and presentation of research results.
Ph.D. in Animal Science with a focus on Quantitative Genetics or Functional Genomics
Experience in next generation sequence and genome wide association analyses
Experience in bioinformatics, specifically analysis of genomic and molecular data.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail.
Proficient with Python, R, and Linux/Unix systems.
Strong skills in computer scripting and pipeline development.
Experience in genomic selection, and project management
Experience in pathway or network analyses.
Experience in bench skills for functional genomics.
Previous post-doctoral experience.
College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)
This is a temporary position expected to end 2 years after the start of appointment. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Screening Begin Date:
Screening of applicants will begin March 21, 2023 and remain on-going until a successful candidate has been identified.
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.
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Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application: 1) Resume and 2) Cover Letter.
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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.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
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