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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Vice President for Research
Department: Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

The Munson Lab is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on NIH-funded projects involving immunity. The applicant will contribute to an NCATS-funded ImmuneChip project involving the development of a human lymph node on a chip as well as projects involving targeted immunotherapies in cancer. The specific work involves the implementation and testing of microfluidic systems, 3D multicellular tissue engineering involving endothelial, stromal, and immune cells, and probing patterning and immune-related outcomes. The candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of investigators, including clinicians, clinical trialists, chemists, and bioengineers, spanning multiple institutions. The candidate is expected to take a leadership role on the primary ImmuneChip project through presentations, drafting of manuscripts, and mentorship of students involved in the project.

Required Qualifications

A Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Biology, Immunology, or similar area.
Mammalian cell culture, fluorescence microscopy, live cell imaging, tissue engineering, immunostaining, cytokine analysis (ELISA, Multiplex, etc.). Track record of publications and presentations. Experience in mentorship and/or teaching. Commitment to diversity, inclusion and equity.

Preferred Qualifications

Microfluidics, Flow cytometry, primary cell culture, animal handling and experimentation, biomaterials use/manipulation, and image analysis. Work with immune cells or in immune-related fields is preferred.

Pay Band

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


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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