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Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170384
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Position Summary:

The Hauf Lab at Virginia Tech is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate in the technical areas of molecular biology, biochemistry or quantitative cell biology. The laboratory works on exciting projects that address the molecular basis of reliable cell division using fission yeast as model organism. We are looking for ambitious, creative and smart colleagues, whose experience enriches our team.
Possible projects include:
The dissection of the gene expression network underlying mitotic checkpoint signaling. Techniques will include CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering, single-molecule mRNA FISH, quantitative fluorescence microscopy, and other quantitative molecular biology techniques (e.g., qPCR, ChIP-seq ChEC-seq).
A systems analysis of the mitotic checkpoint protein network that addresses how misexpression of checkpoint genes (frequently observed in cancer) impacts the functionality of the checkpoint. Techniques will include yeast genetics, CRISPR/Cas9-mediated genome engineering, quantitative live cell imaging and image analysis, as well as computational modeling.
Identifying mechanisms that establish the proper dynamics of mitotic exit. Techniques will include structure-function analysis of single proteins, biochemical in vitro assays, yeast genetics, quantitative live cell imaging and image analysis, and possibly single-molecule in vitro assays.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in biochemistry, biology, or a related field; at least one publication in a peer-reviewed journal; demonstrated expertise in at least one of the fields of interest (molecular biology, biochemistry, quantitative cell biology); demonstrated ability to design and troubleshoot experiments; knowledge of the literature in prior fields of study; very good organizational skills and time management; prior experience in supervising others; good communication skills, and the ability to work in a team.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in working with yeast; experience in coding or bioinformatics; demonstrated experience in writing publications.

Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications have to include a cover letter, a half-page statement of scientific interests, CV/resume, publication list, and a list of min. 3 references.

Applications are only accepted online at : jobs.vt.edu/SR0170384 (to be completed)
Screening of applications will start on November 29, 2017.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 1/31/2019
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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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with experience
Department: Biological Sciences
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: As requested by department
Job Posting Date: 11/15/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/29/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
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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/81627

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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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