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Postdoctoral Associate

Research / Scientific

Blacksburg

Postdoctoral Associate

  • 522219
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Biological Sciences
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in microbiology in the lab of Dr. Bryan Hsu in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). Work will focus on the design of hydrogel-based menstrual products aiming to improve comfort and hygiene during use. Objectives will include: 1) improved handling and disposal of menstrual fluid while minimizing leakage, 2) preventing septic shock, and 3) reducing pain. Experience in biomaterials, polymer chemistry, and drug delivery is highly desirable. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their own research directions and interests so long as they have overlap with the goals of the project. This position is supported by extramural funding. For questions and informal inquiries, send email to bhsu@vt.edu.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. with expertise in life sciences, engineering, or a relevant 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 track record of success in scientific research, communication and peer-reviewed publications are essential, in addition to demonstrated potential for teamwork and mentorship of junior scientists.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in biomaterials research and women’s health.

 

Appointment Type

Restricted

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience but within budget maximum

Review Date

November 15, 2022

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Dreama Price at dreama@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

 

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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