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A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Experimental & Systems Pharmacology (ESP) at Washington State University Spokane with Dr. Shobhan Gaddameedhi. The research will focus on molecular and preclinical studies on 1) understanding the role of circadian rhythm in environmental carcinogenesis and 2) the application of circadian clock-disrupted genetic mouse models and human tissue samples that will guide the determinations of timing of cellular sensitivity to radiation treatment and anti-cancer therapeutics. For related work of our laboratory please see the following link: http://www.pharmacy.wsu.edu/facultystaff/bios/gaddameedhi.s.html.
Ideal candidates should have a recent PhD degree in biomedical sciences with significant laboratory experience and internationally recognized peer-reviewed first author publication(s). In addition to superb lab skills, the ideal candidate must be self-motivated, should have demonstrated excellence in scientific English language skills, be willing to guide students, and able to work independently after a short period of training (designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting original data, drafting manuscripts). A strong background in molecular cell biology, skin biology, and animal models of tumorigenesis is required.
Previous experience in UV-induced DNA damage response signaling and melanocyte/melanoma biology will be ideal.
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, scheduled to welcome its charter class in August 2017. 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 wsu.edu.
The College of Pharmacy
The College of Pharmacy 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.
For more information about the College of Pharmacy, please visit www.pharmacy.wsu.edu.
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.
Competitive benefits available – hrs.wsu.edu/benefits
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