Available Title(s): 306-YN_FACULTY - Postdoctoral Research Associate
Business Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Employee Type: Faculty (+) (Fixed Term)
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Post Doc in Skeletal Muscle Biophysics Modeling
The Laboratories of Bert Tanner and David Lin at Washington State University, Pullman, WA, invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher appointment in the area of skeletal muscle biophysics and mechanics. The researchers investigate the biophysics of skeletal muscle contractile processes with the aim of understanding how mechanical output from muscle during movement is optimized through its interactions with connective tissue and skeletal structures. The postdoctoral researcher will participate in ongoing and new studies and will be expected to participate in the NSF-funded project entitled, 'Elucidating multi-scale contractile and morphological mechanisms that empower skeletal muscle to be a better motor.'Computational biophysics-based modelling experience is highly desirable for this position. The postdoctoral researcher will interact closely with cross-disciplinary colleagues spanning Bioengineering, Kinesiology, and Neuroscience, including members of the Washington Center for Muscle Biology. Other expectations include: writing manuscripts, presenting at lab meetings, journal club, seminars, and professional conferences. In addition, the postdoctoral scholar will have the opportunity to help graduate and undergraduate students develop their research interests and skills in a mentoring role. The appointment is initially for one year, with the potential for re-appointment in a second year. The postdoctoral position is open for appointment immediately, but we can be somewhat flexible on the start date.
PhD degree in bioengineering, biomedical engineering, biophysics, computer science, kinesiology, or a related field.
Experience in biophysics research with a strong computational background, or those with a background in the physical sciences/engineering interested in developing expertise in biophysics and movement science.
Strong technical skills, including programming, computational modeling, and mechanics, are highly desirable.
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.
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.
This is a temporary position expected to end on January 31, 2025. Renewal is dependent on the need for extension and/or if additional funding is secured to extend employment.
Posting Close Date:
Applicants must submit their completed application by Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.
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.
All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume/cv to their online application. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications.
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.
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Applicants will be requested to provide contact information for professional references within the online application.
Cover letter addressing skills and interest in position
Names and contact information of three (3) professional references
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