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Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0160207
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Verbridge Laboratory for Integrative Tumor Ecology (LITE) in the Virginia Tech – Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a funded project to develop advanced 3D engineered models of the dynamic tumor vascular niche. This will be a highly dynamic and interactive research opportunity, with the potential to collaborate on ongoing projects in the fields of brain and pancreatic cancer modeling, tumor ablation therapy development, and studies in tumor-bacterial interactions. Our lab uses a host of engineering, imaging, and molecular methods to analyze tumor microenvironment dynamics, and collaborates closely with experts in cancer, small and large animal models, microbiology, and devices, both at Virginia Tech and at the Wake Forest Comprehensive Cancer Center. The position will initially be for a 12-month period, with possible yearly extensions based on annual performance evaluations.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates should have completed a PhD degree in Biomedical Engineering or a related field, with specific expertise in biomaterials, tissue engineering, and the tumor microenvironment. Candidates should have demonstrated a clear ability to communicate their research through conference presentations and publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals. The candidate will be expected to assist in grant proposal preparation, as well as to apply for postdoctoral funding, and should be independent and self-driven. The candidate will also be expected to be a strong collaborator, working closely with and mentoring both undergraduate and graduate students, as well as maintaining active collaboration with other labs at Virginia Tech.

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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, curriculum vitae, list of 3 professional references, and a research statement to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #SR0160207.

Applicant screening will begin on February 10, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be directed to Dr. Scott Verbridge Search Committee Chair, sverb@vt.edu. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 04/30/2018
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Department: Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F; 8am-5pm
Job Posting Date: 01/20/2017
Review Begin Date: 02/10/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, 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 any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/73023

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
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