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Post Doctoral Research Associate

Washington State University
Pullman, WA
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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306-NN - Postdoctoral Research Associate*Business Title:*
Post Doctoral Research Associate*Additional Titles:*
Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)*Job Family:*
Faculty - Academic - Not OT Eligible*Position Details:*
*Summary of Duties:*
The Han Lab in the Department of Entomology at Washington State University is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to support a project involving biocontrol of arthropod pests. The successful candidate will assist with laboratory and field research concerning the selection of fungal biocontrol agents towards specific pest species, including Varroa mites. They will participate in projects involving molecular biology, genome sequencing and analysis. Responsibilities include maintaining fungal cultures and performing laboratory growth experiments, rearing or collecting pest species for testing, and working with honey bee hives. They will mentor graduate and undergraduate students, prepare project reports and manuscripts for publication, and present research results at professional and industry meetings.
The position is located in Pullman, WA, however, work at the Othello Honey Bee and Pollinator Research and Extension Center or remote field sites is possible. The position is initially available for one year, with renewal dependent on need and/or if additional funding is secured. The position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.
*Required Qualifications: *

* Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Mycology, Entomology, Crop Sciences, or a related field in the biological sciences, good written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively across disciplines.

* Candidates who have not yet completed their PhD but have a scheduled defense date in the near future may be considered.

* The candidate must possess a valid driver's license or have the ability to obtain one by the date of hire.

* They must have excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

*Preferred Qualifications: *

* Ideal candidates will have experience using microbial biocontrol agents, working with fungi in the laboratory, raising arthropod pests, and/or working with honey bees.

* Prior experience with molecular biology, genomics, and/or bioinformatics is also preferred.

* The ideal candidate will be proficient in statistics and the scientific publication process.

*Additional Information:*
*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 status 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.

College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS)

*Department Name:*

*City, State, Zip:*
Pullman WA, 99164

*Department Link:*

*Monthly Salary:*
$4,395.30 | Commensurate upon qualification and experience.

*Position Type:*

*Temporary End Date:*
This is a temporary position expected to end on *July 31, 2023*. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.

*Screening Begin Date: *
This position has been posted as *Open until Filled*. The screening of applicants will begin *May 18, 2022.*

*Background Check: *
This position has been designated by the department to require a background check.

*Application Instructions: *
Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Copy of their curriculum vitae and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets the required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for 2-3 professional references within the application.

*Required Documents:*
1) Curriculum Vitae
2) Cover Letter
3) Professional references. Please Note: references will be embedded in the application. Please also include you references in an attached document.
*Time Type:*
Full time*Position Term:*
12 MonthWASHINGTON 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.
WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [](
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