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Research Assistant Professor (Revised)

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Faculty Rank or Job Title Research Assistant Professor (Revised)
Job Category: Research
Department Biochemistry/Molecular Biology-SOM
Equity & Inclusion No.: 17Y015
Position FTE


Minimum Annual or Hourly Rate Negotiable
Salary Band: FA NA
Job Summary/Basic Function:

This position requires someone who performs at the highest-level of professional research in support of a major research project. This person should be capable of planning and designing advanced research project(s).

Minimum Qualifications

A PhD degree in biological sciences or related area. This position also requires good organizational skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; knowledge and practice of complex research techniques and quality control methods and concepts; knowledge of biosafety. Due to the nature of the position with Air Force Research Lab, a US Citizenship is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in experimental psychology and running human studies to advance our understanding of biomarkers associated with stress is preferred. microRNA sequencing and analysis experience.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

Characteristic duties and responsibilities are listed below. Any job description may include several or more of the following or similar duties. The list is not inclusive.
1. Design and execute appropriate experimental approaches for the identification/characterization and analysis of biomarkers associated with chronic stress. (50%)
2. Develop methods to advance understanding of individual biological variations that enables stress resilience.(20%)
3. Develop technical projects for future collaboration between all partners: Premier, AFRL and WSU and assist with grant applications. (20%)
4. Direct and coordinate other research assistants, technicians, and students. 10%

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):
Non-Essential Functions and percent of time:
Working Conditions

Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 10/27/2016
First Consideration Date:
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes

Supplemental Questions

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    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local Newspapers
    • Other

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents