Job no: 513791
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Virginia Seafood AREC
Location: Other - U.S.
Categories: Research / Scientific
The Postdoctoral Researcher will help develop a nationally and internationally recognized and extramurally funded multidisciplinary research program focusing on animal cell culture optimization with an emphasis on seafood. The position will also develop and maintain working relationships with key stakeholders. The Postdoctoral Researcher will also work collaboratively with other researchers and will supervise students as well. The position will be located at the VSAREC in Hampton, Virginia, with programmatic linkages in the departments of Food Science and Technology (FST), and Chemical Engineering, at Virginia Tech.
A Doctoral degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, or a closely related field awarded no more than four years from initial date of postdoctoral appointment is required. Significant research experience in cell culture, molecular biology, machine learning, and strong written and oral communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations.
Exposure to academic, industrial, startup, and venture environment, experience in working on a multi-disciplinary research project with a proven track record of publications and grant writings, self-motivated, and team player. Working experience in designing bioreactors, microbiome, GI digestion models is desirable.
A priority for this position is generating extramural funding support for the research position, graduate student training, and research- and outreach-related activities. The position is expected to help obtain extramural funding to support the program, and serve on graduate student committees.
Commensurate with Experience
The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check
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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