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A Research Assistant Professor position funded through an NIH grant is available in the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, at Washington State University, in Spokane, Washington. This position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Salah Ahmed, whose research focuses on rheumatoid arthritis and vascular inflammation. Candidate will be involved in the research evaluating the epigenetic and posttranslational mechanisms that contribute to the pathogenesis of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases. The individual will accomplish this through complex laboratory/scientific experiments under the direct supervision of the PI.
Applicants should have a PhD degree in Pharmacology, Immunology, or Biochemistry with at least 6 years of postdoctoral experience in translational research. Candidate should possess a track record of primary-authored publications and accomplishments demonstrating strong potential to manage postdocs and graduate fellows in the lab. The ability to work in a multidisciplinary collaborative environment is important along with excellent oral and written communication skills. Candidate with experience in working on the primary human cells and in breeding/developing gene knockout animal or disease models will be given preference. Expertise in cellular & molecular biology and genomic data mining techniques to study disease pathogenesis is desirable. This position offers state-of-the-art facilities and an outstanding academic opportunity that fosters personal growth and career development as an independent scientist.
A Ph.D. degree in Pharmacology, Immunology, or Biochemistry with at least 6 years of postdoctoral experience in translational research.
Candidate should possess a track record of primary-authored publications and accomplishments demonstrating strong potential to manage postdocs and graduate fellows in the lab.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Experience in working on the primary human cells and in breeding/developing gene knockout animal or disease models.
Expertise in cellular & molecular biology and genomic data mining techniques to study disease pathogenesis.
The College of Pharmacy is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College resides 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 (Pharm.D.) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (Ph.D.).
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 21st out of 138 pharmacy schools in the country according to QS World University Rankings.
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