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Postdoctoral Associate

Company:
Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Category:
Chemical Engineering

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Researcher will assist in cultivated meat development in the FutureFoods Lab at the Virginia Tech - Virginia Seafood AREC. The Postdoctoral Researcher will work collaboratively with other team researchers and will supervise students as well. The position will be located in Hampton, Virginia, with programmatic linkages in the Department of Food Science and Technology (FST) at Virginia Tech, Industry, and The Good Food Institute.

Required Qualifications

A Doctoral degree in Chemical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, Cell biology, Molecular Biology, Biological Systems Engineering, or a closely related field, with PhD awarded no more than 4 years ago. Research experience in human and/or animal cell culture, molecular and microscopy techniques, and strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations.

Must already be able to work legally in the US (project timeline mandates immediate start).

Preferred Qualifications

Experience working on a multi-disciplinary research projects with a proven track record of publications, self-motivated, and a team player. Research experience in animal cell culture optimization, stem-cell differentiation, and machine learning and programming are highly desirable.

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

September 23, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

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