Postdoctoral Research Associate

Washington State University, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Job Location
Spokane, WA
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Benefit Eligible

Job Description

An NIH supported Post-doctoral position is available in the in the laboratory of Dr. Salah Ahmed, at the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical, Sciences at Washington State University Riverpoint campus in Spokane, WA. The Ahmed laboratory has ongoing projects focusing on research studying the regulation of interleukin-6 and other pro-inflammatory cytokines mediated bone and cartilage destruction in rheumatoid arthritis. The candidate will accomplish this through complex laboratory/scientific experiments under the direct supervision of the PI.


Applicants should have a PhD degree in Pharmacology, Toxicology, or Biochemistry with preferred focus on translational research. Candidates should be familiar with: basic research designing in the primary human cells, computer proficiency related to the research, standardization of the protocols, excellent communication skills reflected by contribution in peer-reviewed scientific publications, and experience in dosing and handling of mice and rats.

Experience in evaluating the signaling pathways using Western immunoblotting, ChIP assays, siRNA, microRNA, immunostaining, tissue processing, and qRT-PCR in bone biology and/or rheumatoid arthritis is highly desirable.

How to Apply

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As part of the recruitment process please complete the online application and submit a current curriculum vitae and letter of application addressing your qualifications as they relate to this position.

Applications must include the following materials:

1) A letter of application describing your professional goals.
2) A current curriculum vitae.
3) Complete contact information for three professional references.
4) Three reprints of publications.

About Our Organization

The College of Pharmacy is in a new Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Sciences Building on WSU’s Health Sciences campus in Spokane. The College offers many collaborative research opportunities.

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