Washington State University Research Scientist in Pullman, Washington

Postion Information

Summary of Duties

The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University is embarking on the accreditation and development of a next generation medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover in an ever changing healthcare landscape. The School is now inviting applications for the position of Research Scientist who will join the Biomedical Sciences team in leading the college into the future.

Under the supervisor Associate Professor, Dr. Weihang Chai, the Research Scientist will participate in the development and design of research projects, protocols and experiments in cancer/aging research on maintenance of genome stability using cell, molecular and animal model approaches. Modify and adapt experimental protocols, techniques and procedures to specific project requirements. Design, coordinate and conduct experimental procedures. Construct transgenic mice and perform tumor formation analysis in vivo. Independently perform research activities and data analysis. Work with the Principal Investigator to prepare research results and written summaries of results in manuscript form for publications and in graphics form for presentation at research meetings and for grant proposals. Maintain and ensure compliance with regulatory protocols and records related to biosafety and radiation material safety.

Additional Information

Competitive benefits available! hrs.wsu.edu/benefits

The University 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. As a comprehensive leading land-grant institution, WSU is committed to excellence in each of its research, teaching and outreach missions. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of the quality, scope, and impact of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities.

The WSU campus in Spokane is located in the center of a developing University District downtown and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River. WSU Spokane is the University’s designated health sciences campus and home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University offers graduate and professional degrees as well as some undergraduate completion degrees in many health sciences fields. Advanced degrees in criminal justice and K-12 education round out the offerings. The campus also hosts health sciences programs from Eastern Washington University.

WSU is one of only 115 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Spokane campus, WSU has campuses in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, with a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.

The College The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine is Washington’s premier community-based medical school. It is named after the university’s late president, Elson S. Floyd. Dr. Floyd believed that Washington State University, as the state’s land-grant institution, should train doctors to serve all of Washington.

The mission of the School is to: Develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery; Train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and under-served areas; and Develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.

The City Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.

Required Qualifications

A Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and three (3) years of progressively responsible related professional research experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. A Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline may be substituted for up to one year of the required work experience.

Additional Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree in the area of Biology or Molecular Biology or Cell Biology or Tumor Biology.

Experience with data spread sheet development, specially Microsoft Excel, and proper lab notebook organization.

Will this position require a background check?

This position does not require a background check

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

At the time of application, please be prepared to submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least three professional (3) references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

The screening of applications will begin on Friday, August 17, 2018 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 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 hrs@wsu.edu.

Employee Type: AP-Administrative Professional

University Title: Scientific Assistant

Working Title: Research Scientist

College/Area: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine

Department: Biomedical Sciences

Department Link: Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine Department of Biomedical Sciences

Position Number: 126974

Hiring Unit: Chai Lab

Work Location: Spokane

Zip Code: 99210

This position is in a Bargaining Unit: No

Appointment Status: Temporary

Job Appointment (FTE%): 100%

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Open Date: 08/10/2018

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Number: 20134463P