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Postdoctoral Associate

Other, Research / Scientific


Postdoctoral Associate

  • 515862
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Biochemistry
  • Other
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Jutras lab at Virginia Tech is recruiting an eager, talented postdoctoral associate to study the biology and pathogenesis of Borrelia burgdorferi— the Lyme disease spirochete. We are seeking someone with exceptional expertise in mouse immunology and bacteriology to join our team. Primary studies will focus on the pathogenic properties of B. burgdorferi peptidoglycan (Jutras et al. 2019 PNAS, https://www.pnas.org/content/116/27/13498.long). In addition, exciting opportunities are available to leverage these avenues of investigation for both diagnostic and vaccine development.

The position is available immediately and provides multiple years of funding through both federal and private channels. This opportunity provides full benefits and competitive salary compensation. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is hired.

Required Qualifications

PhD in immunology, microbiology, molecular biology, or related fields. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in:
1) Experimental mouse models
2) Mouse and/or human immunology
3) Cell and tissue culture experience
4) Microbiology, with preference given the host-pathogen experience
5) Molecular biology

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

06/21/2021 (position will remain open until filled)

Additional Information

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

Please send inquiries to:  bjutras@vt.edu.  Submissions should include:  1) cover letter; 2) CV; and 3)the contact information for three professional references.

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 veteran 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 Brandon Jutras at bjutras@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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