Summary of Duties: The laboratory of Dr. Zhaokang Cheng in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Washington State University in Spokane, WA invites applications for a temporary full-time, non-tenure-track position,12 month appointment as an Postdoctoral Research Associate to begin on September 1st, 2020. The major focus of our research program is to identify novel mechanisms of cell death (apoptosis, necrosis, and autophagy-associated cell death) in heart diseases such as myocardial infarction and anthracycline cardiomyopathy. More information on our current research interests can be found at: Dr. Zhaokang Cheng Laboratory
Required Qualifications: Applicants must have a recent PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular and cellular biology or a closely related field prior to the hire date.
Successful candidates should have significant biomedical research experience as demonstrated by first-author publication(s) in internationally recognized, peer-reviewed journals.
Required technical skills include cell culture, western blotting, immunohistochemistry, immunoprecipitation, quantitative RT-PCR, and animal models of human disease.
Candidates are expected to be self-motivated, work independently, and have strong scientific English language skills.
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