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 Technologist 2.
The Research Technologist 2 contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission and vision by providing support to the Gerstner lab in the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Under general supervision, this position will independently perform scientific investigative procedures requiring application of professional judgment; interpret results and determine whether they are consistent with experimental goals; assist in reviewing literature; implement modifications to optimize experimental results and assist in the assembly, organization and interpretation of data. This position will assist in the development, design, and execution of molecular and behavioral studies of the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) and the mouse (Mus musculus) in a laboratory studying the genetic regulation of sleep.
Required Qualifications: Bachelors Degree in an appropriate field of technology OR science, AND one year of research experience equivalent to Research Technologist 1 OR one year of full-time post-Bachelors college in an appropriate field of science OR technology; OR equivalent education/experience.
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.
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 Carnegie 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 i...ts 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.