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Postdoctoral Research Associate | Wu Laboratory

Washington State University, College of Pharmacy
Washington State University, Spokane, WA
Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Closing date
Dec 31, 2021
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Job Details

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Pharmaceutical Sciences at Washington State University Spokane with Dr. Boyang (Jason) Wu. The research will be focused on molecular/cellular and preclinical studies on 1) understanding of androgenic and neural signaling and their contributions to antiandrogen drug resistance in castration-resistant and neuroendocrine prostate cancer, and 2) characterizing tumor-stromal interactions underlying prostate cancer growth, progression and metastasis. For related work of our laboratory please see the following link:

This is a temporary position expected to end on February 28, 2023. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should have a recent Ph.D. degree in Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sciences, or a related field, with a proven track record of creativity and productivity. Candidates are expected to be self-motivated and have strong oral/written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience with xenograft mouse models of human cancers especially prostate cancer, CRISPR screening, and bioinformatic data mining is highly desired.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information:


In accordance with Washington State Governor's Proclamation 21.14.2, as a condition of employment, you must be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation by time of hire. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their last shot in a vaccine series. Full Vaccination or an approved accommodation will be verified prior to your first day of work. Should you not be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical/religious accommodation you will not be able to start employment with WSU. Information regarding vaccine verification and/or requesting a medical/religious accommodation is available at Please contact HRS at or 509-335-4521 if you have questions.

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

1) a current curriculum vitae;

2) a cover letter addressing your professional goals; and

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

The screening of application materials will begin on December 6, 2021 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified.

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.


Washington State University, College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

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