Job Family: Civil Service and Non-Permanent - OT Eligible
Summary of Duties:
The laboratory of Bhagwat Prasad is seeking a motivated and multi-talented Research Technologist 3 to join their team in Spokane, WA.
Located in the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, this position contributes to the fulfillment of the university's mission and vision by providing support to the Prasad lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The successful candidate will have demonstrated wet lab experience, as well as knowledge of laboratory management and safety, along with strong documentation and communication skills.
The laboratory focuses on drug metabolism and disposition research while utilizing various cell culture and molecular biology techniques, animal experiments, translational and clinical proteomics, metabolomics, genomics, and modeling tools.
The projects in the Prasad Lab are interdisciplinary collaborations with partners in academia, clinical settings, and the pharmaceutical/biotech industry.
Job duties will involve Wet Laboratory and Analytical Research (65%), Procurement and Inventory Maintenance (10%), Laboratory Maintenance (10%), and other duties as assigned (5%). Responsibilities for this position may include (but are not limited to):
Under general direction, conducting laboratory and analytical research.
Assisting PI with development, design and implementation of laboratory experiments.
Providing laboratory safety management, including inventory and equipment maintenance, recordkeeping, cleanliness, and organization.
Assisting lab personnel, and collaborators through technical support of laboratory operations.
Writing and archiving lab-specific and common standard operating procedures (SOPs), as well as assisting in the writing of research reports, grant proposals, and manuscripts.
Collection of data in support of the study of gene therapy and cancer.
Assisting in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of laboratory and analytical research data.
Providing scheduling, instruction, and training of Research Technologists, Research Interns, temporary student employees, and Pharmacy students.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in an appropriate field of technology or science and two years' experience as a Research Technologist, or equivalent;
OR an advanced Degree in an appropriate scientific field;
OR equivalent education/experience.
BS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a similar discipline.
Excellent documentation, laboratory, analytical, and quantitative skills.
Prior experience working in a collaborative environment with demonstrated scientific productivity, enthusiasm, motivation, and ability to work independently.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated knowledge in one or more of the following areas:
Quantitative molecular biology or analytical techniques
Quantitative analysis of small molecules or proteins
Experience with mammalian cell culture
Manuscript and protocol writing
MS in Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, or a similar discipline.
At least three years of prior experience as a lab technician or manager.
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Area/College: College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Department Name: Pharmaceutical Sciences, Prasad Lab City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202 Department Link:https://pharmacy.wsu.edu/
Monthly Salary: Range 44, $3,558 to $4,777 A-M | Successful candidates typically begin at the beginning of the salary range and receive scheduled salary increment increases in accordance with WAC 357-28.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes: paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
FTE: 100% This is a Permanent position. Screening Begin Date: March 9, 2023; the position will remain open until filled.
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
Applicants must upload the following documents to their online application.
External candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/CV' section of your application.
Internal candidates, please upload all documents in the 'Resume/Cover Letter'section of your application.
Cover Letter (required)
Documents may be submitted in one file or separate files. Applicants are encouraged to upload as a PDF if possible. Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
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