Virginia Tech is seeking to hire a postdoctoral research associate who will perform research focused on the development of microfluidic platforms that will advance the mass spectrometry detection of low-abundance proteins from cell culture systems. The postdoctoral fellow will work together with other graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in the laboratory, will publish results in peer-reviewed journals, present findings at conferences, and provide support with project report preparations.
The successful candidate will have a PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or closely related field that was completed within the last five years, excellent academic qualifications, and a record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in high quality peer-reviewed journals as well as conference presentations.
Extensive experience with microfluidic device development, testing and characterization
Extensive knowledge with microfabrication processes
Experience with software that enables microfluidic simulations (MatLab, Comsol)
Experience with mass spectrometry and/or cell culture systems
Self-motivation and ability to manage complex projects
Proficient written and oral communication skills in English
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team of researchers in an interdisciplinary environment
Commensurate with experience
March 31, 2020
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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