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Postdoctoral Associate CY

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Biological Systems Engineering
Location: Other - U.S.
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

Two postdoctoral research fellow positions are available immediately to participate in a NIH sponsored research project, developing nanoparticle based vaccines, in the department of Biological Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech.  This project focuses on assembling various nanoparticles as potential vaccines.  Animal test of the vaccine candidate will be carried out.  The length of appointment will be 1-5 years based on performance. Competitive salary will be commensurate with the experience.

Required Qualifications

A doctoral degree in biochemistry, virology, chemical engineering, biological systems engineering, or related scientific or engineering field

Self-motivated individual who shows initiative and creativity

Good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with nanoparticle fabrications and characterizations

Experience with biomolecule (protein, lipids, etc.) processing

Experience with chemical conjugation

Experience with animal tests

Excellent writing skills


Review Date

October 15, 2019

Required documents for application:

Cover letter (please include an approximate starting date that you wish to begin)

Curriculum vitae

Names and contact information for three references familiar with your research work

A brief summary of research and career objectives (no more than 2 pages)

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

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

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