Postdoctoral Fellow or Research Associate or Research Assistant Professor
Employee Type: Faculty
Position Number: 65559
Work Location: Spokane
Summary of Duties: Washington State University is seeking a full time person to join a research team focused on molecular biology, biochemistry and electrophysiology aspects of the regulation of physiological functions between cytokines and sleep.
This position is posted as open rank. Title being consider include Postdoctoral Fellow, Research Associate or Research Assistant Professor. Specific qualifications for each level is listed below.
For Postdoctoral Fellow: earned PhD in biological sciences. No experience past the degree is needed.
For Research Associate: earned PhD in biological sciences and/or a MD. Two years of post-PhD research experience is needed.
For Research Assistant Professor: Same as Research Associate. Must be more independent in managing a research project, have publications in high impact journals and have the ability to prepare and write grants. Letter of application should detail experience with grant preparation and management of a research project.
Required Qualifications: Required is a PhD in a biological science and/or a MD. Required experience is depended on level of position applying for and can be found in the summary of duties.
Experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and neurobiology is required. Also required is the ability to work independently, have strong communication skills and the ability to work in a diverse team environment.
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 approximate...ly 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. With a new President (Dr. Kirk Schulz began as the University’s 11th president in June 2016) and a new Vice President of Finance and Administration (Stacy Pearson started in March 2017); the University community is energized and excited.
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 Community 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.