Postdoctoral Research Associate Job at Washington State University, Pullman, WA

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  • Washington State University
  • Pullman, WA

Job Description

Available Title(s): 306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term) Time Type: Full time Position Term: 12 Month Position Details:

Summary of Duties:

Use next-generation sequencing methods to investigate the role of ATP-dependent chromatin remodeling complexes and histone-modifying enzymes in promoting DNA excision repair across the genome of yeast and human cells; Analyze data using statistical software, bioinformatics tools and/or and scripts; Present their research through posters or oral presentation and peer-reviewed publications; Design, conduct, and troubleshoot laboratory experiments; Oversee quality control, make suggestions for improvement in techniques and interpretation; Supervise undergraduate and/or graduate students in the lab. Perform other duties as required.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Genetics, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related field.

  • Experience with gene cloning, PCR, and molecular biology techniques.

  • Experience in data analysis and bioinformatics.

  • Experience with DNA, RNA, and protein extraction, and qRT-PCR.

  • Good computer skills, especially with GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, EndNote.

  • The ability to problem-solve and learn new experimental techniques.

  • Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.

  • Basic knowledge of microbiology techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of R software and single cell RNA-seq is desired.

  • Experience with next-generation sequencing data analysis and programming is preferred.

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture is preferred.

  • Experience with preparing next-generation sequencing libraries is desired.

  • Experience in the field of DNA repair and/or chromatin is preferred.

Additional Information:

Area/College:

College of Veterinary Medicine

Department Name:

School of Molecular Biosciences

City, State, Zip:

Pullman, WA


Department Link:


Annual Salary:

$55,000 - $62,000 | Commensurate upon experience

In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate’s current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.

For a more detailed summary of benefits offered by WSU for Faculty visit: .

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FTE: 100%


This is a temporary non-tenure track position.

Temporary End Date:

This is a temporary position expected to end on March 31, 2029. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.


Posting Close Date :

Applicants must submit their completed application by Sunday, August 4, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.

Background Check:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34 , engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.


Application Instructions:

  • External candidates , upload all documents in the “Application Document” section of your application.

  • Current WSU Employees (internal candidates) , before starting your Workday application, please use these instructions to update your education and experience in your worker profile in Workday . Internal candidates, upload all documents in the “Resume/Cover Letter” section of your application.

  • Documents may be submitted as one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF, if possible.

  • Applicants are required to include contact information for professional references within the application.


Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter clearly communicating how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

  • Resume/CV

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.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 .

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