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Postdoctoral Associate CY

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on October 17, 2019

Job Description

The VandeVord Laboratory of Traumatic Nerve Technologies (TNT) is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to work on a federally supported project related to in vivo modeling of blast brain injuries to aid in the development of new treatment paradigms. This specific project will study the possible association between repetitive exposures and the long-term pathological outcomes, such as risk of neurodegenerative diseases. The position will involve independent and team-based research projects, mentoring of graduate and undergraduate students in the VandeVord lab, assistance with proposal preparation, publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals, and presentation of research findings at national and international conferences.

Required Qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD in biomedical engineering or a related field by the hire date, with experience in brain injury or disease animal models. The candidate must work well in a team setting and have experience with mentoring of junior researchers. The candidate should have a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, as well as presenting at national scientific conferences. Strong writing, as well as oral presentation skill are a must.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will have expertise in cell culture, immunohistochemistry, molecular technologies in the performance of biological assays to assess the impact of injury on cell and tissue level properties. Experience with both neuroscience as well as glial cell biology would also be preferred.

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

The review of applications starts on November 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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