Summary of Duties: As a Post-doctoral scholar in the Winuthayanon Lab, a successful candidate will develop his/her own project investigating the function of steroid hormones in the female reproductive tract and their application as novel contraceptives using state of the art technologies in animal model systems. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and enjoy a collaborative atmosphere with the lab and the School of Molecular Biosciences. Responsibilities Include: -Investigating the roles of steroids and their classical receptors using a conditional knockout technology in the context of female reproduction and their applications as contraceptives. -Presenting the research through poster/oral presentation and peer-reviewed publication. -Designing, carrying out, and troubleshooting experiments in the lab. -Demonstrating commitment to promoting diversity in the workplace. -Coordinate, manage, and maintain daily lab operations. -Oversee quality control and make suggestions for improvement in techniques and interpretation. -Supervise undergraduate/graduate students in the lab. -Perform other duties as required.
Required Qualifications: -Ph.D. in Genetics, Physiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or a related field. -Experience with transgenic mouse models, genetics, animal husbandry, and colony management. -Experience with histological and microscopy techniques. -Experience in bioinformatics and gene expression profiling. -Experience with confocal microscopy, DNA, RNA, protein extraction, and qRT-PCR. -Excellent computer skills, especially with ImageJ/FIJI, GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, EndNote, and Mac OS. -Willing to learn new experimental techniques and problem solve. -Outstanding communication skills, both verbal and written.
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 approximately 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 Carne...gie 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.