Postdoctoral Research Associate

Employer
Washington State University
Location
BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG-WSU SPOKANE (PROPOSED)

Job Details

Job location: BIOMEDICAL & HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG-WSU SPOKANE (PROPOSED)


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-10-22
Req: R-2098

Title:

306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate

Business Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Additional Titles:

Location:

WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS

Employee Type:

Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)

Job Family:

Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible

Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

The Frank Laboratory for Sleep Regulation and Function is seeking an outstanding Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research into the interactions between glia, neurons and sleep in brain development, synaptic plasticity, and neurodegenerative disease. The Postdoctoral Research Associate will join a diverse group of neuroscientists and sleep biologists at Washington State University and will have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, including 2-photon microscopy in vivo, optogenetics and genomic/proteomic platforms.

This position will be involved in ongoing neurobiological research in a variety of vertebrate models and will lead independent research projects. More specifically, the Postdoctoral Research Associate will plan and conduct brain plasticity and behavioral/sleep/circadian experiments using in vivo and in vitro approaches and prepare the results for dissemination via peer-reviewed scientific articles and presentations at scientific meetings.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES: (note (E) indicates an Essential Function)
75% Research (E)

  • 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.


5% Service-Other

  • Evaluate scientific papers and publications, provide training to junior laboratory staff where applicable.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

A recently earned PhD in Neuroscience, Biology, or other related discipline.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in designing and executing original research in neuroscience using in vivo approaches.
  • 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 (e.g., SAS, STATA, R, Python, MATLAB).
  • Experience in the use of transgenic animals, optogenetics or chemogenetics in vivo.
  • Experience in designing and executing circadian and/or sleep experiments.
  • Experience in genomic and proteomic studies of the brain.
  • Experience in synaptic plasticity.
  • Experience in glial biology.
  • Experience in neurodevelopment.

Additional Information:

Area/College: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine
Department Name: Translational Medicine and Physiology
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202
Department Link:https://medicine.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
FTE: 100%
Permanent/Temporary: This is a temporary, renewable position with a fixed end date one year from start date. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Tenure/Non-Tenure: Non-tenure

Screening Begin Date: August 30, 2021
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.
Application Instructions: At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae clearly identifying how you meet the requirements. Within the online application, please include contact information for at least three professional (3) references.
Required Documents: Cover letter and Curriculum Vitae

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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 veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

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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 hrs@wsu.edu.

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WSU is Washington’s land-grant university with campuses located statewide in Everett, Pullman, Spokane, Tri-Cities, Vancouver, and online through the Global Campus. WSU also has research centers located throughout the state and extension offices in every county. Learn about WSU’s statewide reach.

WSU employees promote academic excellence and innovative research with nationally recognized academic programs, renowned professors, students who make a difference, and vibrant communities.

WSU offers staff and faculty a comprehensive benefits package as well as professional development and a host of work/life quality programs. Explore WSU’s benefits.

Review the application instructions for instructions and tips on using the WSU Jobs site and applying for jobs at WSU.

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WSU is committed to achieving an ethical and socially just society for all. Instituting social change on a large scale begins at home with system-level policies that actively promote equity. The University is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion throughout every aspect of its statewide system. We strive to create a climate that enables underrepresented students, faculty, and staff to thrive in communities that foster a sense of belonging in a culture of inclusion. The ultimate goal? Creation of institutional culture in which inclusion and equity are the norms, a model that helps move the world toward a place in which all people are treated with dignity and respect.

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WSU’s core ideology can be found in its System Strategic Plan. 

WSU’s Student Body

WSU's student body statewide is ethnically diverse: 31 percent of our students are underrepresented minorities, and first-generation students represent nearly 33 percent of the total enrollment. About 15 percent of WSU students hail from outside the state of Washington and about 7 percent are international students. System-wide enrollment reached a record 31,607 students in fall 2019.

Associate Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Recently Announced

Dr. Lisa Guerrero was recently named associate vice provost for inclusive excellence. Guerrero has been an active advocate for diversity and inclusion since joining the WSU faculty in 2004. She is currently a professor of Comparative Ethnic Studies in WSU’s School of Languages, Cultures, and Race. She will maintain her faculty position, while serving as associate vice provost in a half-time appointment.

Dr. Guerrero will provide leadership to academic affairs in implementing WSU’s commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. She will help to identify and implement best practices and evidence-based approaches in faculty hiring, tenure and promotion, research support, faculty retention, teaching and mentoring, and curriculum planning. One of her first areas of responsibility will be to oversee the Racism and Social Inequality in the Americas faculty cluster hire program for Fall 2021.

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