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Postdoctoral Associate - Epidemiology

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Veterinary Medicine
Department: Population Health Sciences Dept
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Research / Scientific, Veterinary Medicine

Job Description

We seek a postdoctoral associate in epidemiology to work on the Dog Aging Project, a National Institute on Aging-funded long-term longitudinal study that aims to identify genetic and environmental factors that shape healthy aging in companion dogs. This is the largest study of its kind ever undertaken and the work is highly collaborative and interdisciplinary in nature. Successful candidates will have the opportunity to work with top-notch researchers and leaders from multiple academic institutions.

The Postdoctoral Associate will be expected to work collaboratively and participate in the development of publications for peer-reviewed journals, as well as on funding proposals to Federal agencies and other entities. The initial appointment will be a one-year appointment with performance-based extension, and will hold the research faculty rank of Postdoctoral Associate. The position is likely to present opportunities for mentorship of graduate or undergraduate students and opportunities for seminars, guest lectures, and other avenues to contribute to intellectual life in the department and the project.

Required Qualifications

• PhD degree in Epidemiology, bioinformatics, or related field. PhD must be awarded no
more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year
eligibility remaining.
• A solid research record evidenced by high quality, first author publications.
• Demonstrated skills in using statistical software packages such as R, Stata, and/or SAS.
• Ability to pursue independent research and a demonstrated capability of mentoring
graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

• DVM or equivalent degree
• Experience participating in multi-disciplinary research teams
• Experience and/or interest in One Health related research

Appointment Type


Review Date

May 31, 2022; open until filled.

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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