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Washington State University
College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences | Clarke Laboratory
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Posted: 03/30/2021
Associate in Research
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The Clarke Laboratory in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington State University in Spokane, WA seeks an Associate in Research. Research in the Clarke laboratory focuses on advancing precision medicine by discovering contributing factors to inter-individual variability in pharmacokinetics and toxicity. The successful candidate would be expected to contribute to the major ongoing projects in the lab including pharmacokinetic natural product-drug interactions and toxin-elicited hepatotoxicity in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. Experiments will be conducted in vitro (xenobiotic transport and toxicity assays) and in vivo (rodent models and human clinical studies). The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple projects in the lab through scientific discourse and/or experimentation. It is expected that the candidate will work independently after a short training period, establish and/or maintain lab protocols, and work with graduate and undergraduate students.

Required Qualifications:

Master’s degree in pharmacology, toxicology, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with cell culture.

  • Experience with rodent handling.

  • Proficiency understanding of the scientific method, appropriate study designs, and data analyses.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Computer proficiency related to research and organizational skills.

  • Experience that demonstrates the ability to work independently and with groups.

Additional Information:

Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Department Name: Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences | Clarke Laboratory
City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA , 99202-2131
Department Link: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
FTE: 1.0
Tenure Track: No
Permanent/Temporary: Temporary
Temporary End Date: This a temporarily funded, one (1) year renewable appointment with a preferred start date of June 1, 2021. Subsequent renewals are subject to satisfactory performance, mutual consent, and available fundingScreening Begin Date: April 9, 2021
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

Special instructions to Applicants:

As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

1) a current curriculum vitae; and
2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals

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

The screening of application materials will begin on April 9, 2021, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

Time Type:

Full time

Position Term:

12 Month

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