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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Bryan Hsu in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). Research will broadly cover the gut microbiome with focuses on host-microbe interactions, bacteriophages (phages), synthetic biology, and gut-specific biomaterials engineering. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and interests. The Hsu lab utilizes molecular, biomaterials, biological, sequencing, and omics towards the development of new diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Experience with molecular biology or bioengineering are desirable. For questions and informal inquiries, send email to

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a creative and motivated Ph.D. with expertise in biology, biochemistry, biological engineering, chemical engineering, or a relevant field. A track record of success in scientific communication and project leadership is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to individuals with experimental experience, strong analytical skills, and a demonstrated ability to follow through with projects from beginning to completion.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience 

Review Date

November 1, 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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