The Postdoctoral Associate will help the team to develop novel approaches for removing complex microbial biofilms from surfaces, and reducing pathogenic bacteria in water in FutureFoods Lab and Cellular Agriculture Initiative at Virginia Tech - Virginia Seafood AREC. The Postdoctoral Associate 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 Departments of Food Science and Technology (FST), industry, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.
Laboratory management includes but is not limited to proper equipment maintenance, monitoring the inventory (related to this specific project), budget management and controlling the work flow in the lab. Assist in preparing manuscripts and reports, grant proposals and presentations, and developing new objectives for future experiments. Support the PI by providing adequate training and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students.
A Doctoral degree in Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Plant and Soil Science, Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, with PhD awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of the appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining. Research experience in fresh produce safety, surface characterization, solid-liquid interface, biofilms, and nanotechnology, and strong written and oral communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations are required.
Experience in working on a multi-disciplinary research project with a proven track record of publications, self-motivated, and a team player. Working experience in nanobubbles and microbubbles are highly preferred.
Commensurate with Experience
November 10, 2021
The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.
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