A full-time research scientist is sought for the lab of Dr. Jenny Munson at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion. The Munson lab is an interdisciplinary research group of engineers and biologists that study the impact of fluid flow in various pathologic conditions including brain and breast cancer and Alzheimer's Disease. We use a range of tools and techniques to model biological processes. We work with collaborators all over the world and clinicians to have direct impact on patient treatment. In addition to our research, we are actively engaged with the surrounding community through outreach programs. We seek a qualified individual to work across multiple projects in the lab to develop new methodological tools for computational and imaging analysis, mentor and train lab members, edit and write manuscripts and grants, and generally contribute to the scientific progress and direction of the lab. This individual will also be expected to work closely with collaborators at FBRI and other institutions and maintain a high level of research progress and presentation in all interactions. The work of this scientist will bridge multiple grants and projects which contain computational elements. This position will require in-person laboratory time, but also has flexibility for some remote work and hours. Any inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Jennifer Munson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related field. A focus on the development of tools and techniques to analyze and integrate data across multiple modalities is a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to mentorship and development of junior scientists and engineers.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills to work with colleagues in a diverse and engaging environment and across disciplines.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on both small details and big ideas.
Skills across multiple coding modalities.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching of computational skills to others.
Strong technical writing skills demonstrated by track record of publications.
Strong interest in independent development of research trajectories and ideas.
Effective project and time management.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination.
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