Postdoctoral Research Associate- Cheng Laboratory
Postdoctoral Research AssociateWorking Title:
Postdoctoral Research Associate- Cheng LaboratoryPosition Number:
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesHiring Unit:
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Cheng LaboratoryDepartment Link:
99202Summary of Duties:
The laboratory of Dr. Zhaokang Cheng in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a temporary full-time, non-tenure-track position,12 month appointment as an Postdoctoral Research Associate to begin on September 1st, 2020. The major focus of our research program is to identify novel mechanisms of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy-associated cell death) in heart diseases such as myocardial infarction and anthracycline cardiomyopathy. More information on our current research interests can be found at: Dr. Zhaokang Cheng LaboratoryAdditional Information:
Competitive benefits available hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
Washington State University
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit ,Washington State University.
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College occupies several buildings of the campus including in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, a 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and educational facility, which offers many collaborative research opportunities.
The WSU College of Pharmacy was founded in 1891, and has been accredited since 1912. We are a graduate and professional education college. Our main degree programs include the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD).
The College relocated from Pullman to the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane in December 2013, but has been heavily involved in the Spokane health care community since the 1970s through our internships, experiential rotations, and pharmacy residency programs. We currently have over 500 student pharmacists and graduate students, and about 2,950 alumni. As of 2015, the WSU College of Pharmacy is ranked 36th out of 100 pharmacy schools in the country for extramural funding by the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).
The ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The Pharm.D. program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration.
The Ph.D. program prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.Anticipated Start Date:
Full TimeAppointment Status:
TemporaryPosition Term in Months:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.Required Qualifications:
Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology or a closely related field prior to the hire date.
Successful candidates should have significant biomedical research experience as demonstrated by first-author publication(s) in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals.
Required technical skills include cell culture, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, quantitative RT-PCR, and animal models of human disease.
Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, work independently, and have strong scientific English language skills.Preferred Qualifications:
Knowledge in cardiovascular biology and pathophysiology.Background Check:
YesType of Recruitment:
Open RecruitmentPosting Open Date:
03/19/2020Screening Begin Date:
04/02/2020Open Until Filled (overrides close field) :
YesSpecial Instructions to Applicants:
As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:
1) a current curriculum vitae;
2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals; and
3) contact information for three (3) professional references.
The screening of application materials will begin on April 2, 2020, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.EEO Statement :
WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.
WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (http://www.advance.wsu.edu/).
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]Posting Number: