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Postdoctoral Associate- Sassi

Medical Professionals, Other, Research / Scientific


Postdoctoral Associate- Sassi

  • 522409
  • Roanoke, Virginia, United States
  • Fralin Biomedical Res. Institute
  • Medical Professionals
  • Other
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Yassine Sassi at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion located on the Health Sciences and Technology campus in Roanoke (Virginia) https://fbri.vtc.vt.edu/research/labs/sassi.html is seeking a dynamic and creative postdoctoral researcher to join the team.

Applicants should hold a PhD or MD/PhD degree with less than four years of postdoctoral experience and have research interests in cardiac and/or pulmonary diseases. Candidates should be enthusiastic about collaborative and interdisciplinary research, be highly motivated to develop as an independent scientist, have a strong work ethic and demonstrate excellent scientific and communication skills. The candidate is expected to participate in research grant preparations, manuscript writing and presentation of research results at international conferences. Expertise in the following areas is advantageous: in vivo models of cardiovascular and/or pulmonary diseases, mammalian cell culture, molecular biology and histology.

The Sassi lab is focused on studying the role of coding RNAs, microRNAs and cyclic nucleotides pathways in cardiac health and disease, pulmonary hypertension and idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The Sassi lab aims to identify new therapeutic approaches for cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases. The laboratory utilizes multiple approaches involving cell and molecular biology, and animal models of cardiac and pulmonary diseases.

Required Qualifications

• PhD or MD/PhD degree in life sciences. PhD or MD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
• Strong publication record.
• Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
• Highly motivated and creative.

Appointment Type


Review Date

November 1, 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 Brittany Shelton at sheltb@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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