Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech   Blacksburg, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
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Posted on July 8, 2020

Job Description

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.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

 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


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

March 31, 2020

Additional Information

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

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.

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