Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Associate-Gaddameedhi Laboratory

Spokane, Washington State
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
February 12 2020
Posting Number 20152680F
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
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Postdoctoral Research Associate or Research Associate

Gaddameedhi Laboratory

Exciting postdoctoral fellow or research associate position available in the Gaddameedhi Lab at Washington State University. The NIH funded projects will focus on molecular and preclinical studies in the areas of 1) molecular biology, understanding the role of circadian clock genes in determining the timing of genotoxicity and cellular sensitivity to environmental factors such as solar UV-B. 2) Circadian/cancer biology, understanding the mechanisms of how circadian clock-disruption influences DNA repair, inflammation, and environmental carcinogenesis. Additionally, these projects provide leadership opportunities to train students and to collaborate with translational scientists who provide access to human tissue biopsies. Related research and publications of these projects from Gaddameedhi laboratory are available in the following link.

Washington State University
Located in the University District along the riverfront in downtown Spokane, WSU Spokane is the University’s health sciences education and research campus. The campus is home to the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine. The University has relocated all of its health sciences disciplines and built new facilities on the campus in recent years. Among the new construction: an $80 million Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building and a $34.6 million Nursing Building. Nearly 1,500 undergraduate, professional, and graduate students pursue degrees at the 48-acre campus, which also houses programs offered by Eastern Washington University and is located just across the Spokane River from Gonzaga University. For more information, please visit,

The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
The College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is located on Washington State University’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College occupies several buildings of the campus including in the new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building, a 125,000 square-foot, state-of-the-art research and educational facility, which offers many collaborative research opportunities.

The WSU College of Pharmacy was founded in 1891, and has been accredited since 1912. We are a graduate and professional education college. Our main degree programs include the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences (PhD).

The College relocated from Pullman to the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane in December 2013, but has been heavily involved in the Spokane health care community since the 1970s through our internships, experiential rotations, and pharmacy residency programs. We currently have over 500 student pharmacists and graduate students, and about 2,950 alumni. As of 2015, the WSU College of Pharmacy is ranked 36th out of 100 pharmacy schools in the country for extramural funding by the American Association of College of Pharmacy (AACP).

The ACPE-accredited Pharm.D. program prepares pharmacists to provide patient care in multiple health care settings. The Pharm.D. program is offered at the WSU Health Sciences campus in Spokane, and at an extension location in Yakima on the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences campus. The program emphasizes patient-centered care, drug therapy and disease state management, and interprofessional health team collaboration.

The Ph.D. program prepares pharmaceutical researchers dedicated to the promotion of human health and wellness to excel in a career path of their choice such as academia, industry, health care, or private institutions.

For more information about the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, please visit


Competitive benefits available

Required Qualifications

Ideal candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree in biomedical sciences or related fields with significant laboratory experience and peer-reviewed first author publication(s).

In addition to the lab skills, the ideal candidate must be self-motivated, should have demonstrated excellence in scientific English language skills, be willing to guide graduate and undergraduate students, and able to perform research independently (designing and conducting experiments, analyzing and interpreting original data, drafting manuscripts, and drafting research grant proposals).

A strong background in molecular biology, biochemistry, cancer biology, and immunology are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with DNA damage response signaling, circadian biology, genetic toxicology, skin biology, mouse tumor models and/or immunology will be advantageous.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This post may be used to fill multiple openings. As part of the recruitment process, please be prepared to submit the following documents:

  1. A letter of application describing your professional goals and how your expertise fit with the above-mentioned projects (1-2 pages long).
  2. A current curriculum vitae (CV).
  3. Complete contact information for three (3) professional references.

The screening of application materials will begin on March 9, 2020, and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.


EEO Statement

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