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Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170349
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 Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology in the Virginia Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech has an open part-time position for a Postdoctoral Associate. This position involves research, training graduate students, and laboratory management.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Manage the laboratory and order supplies;
responsible for safety issues and EHS compliance
Assist graduate students in technical aspects of their work
Perform molecular procedures involving mutagenesis, cloning, DNA and RNA isolation, PCR, and reverse transcriptase PCR in bacteria
Isolate bacterial surface antigens, particularly polysaccharides
Perform immunological assays, such as ELIAS, western blotting, and cytokine kit assay
Work with animals, in particular mice, is helpful, but not required

Required Qualifications:

PhD degree in microbiology or related field with expertise in molecular biology and genetic manipulation of bacteria. Evidence of research in the areas of microbiology, and genetic engineering is essential.

Preferred Qualifications:

Expertise in immunology, experimental animal models of disease, vaccine development, and diagnostic test development is helpful

Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check, Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
Describe Other:
Employment Comments:

This is a restricted appointment for an initial one-year period renewable based on performance, needs for service, and available funding.

This position will hold the research faculty rank of Postdoctoral Associate. For more information on the university work ranks for special research faculty, please review the Faculty Handbook located at

How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application,
Apply to posting #
SR0170349 and
send a CV or summary of academic background, including past research experience, and coursework with GPA to:
Dr. Tanya LeRoith
IDRF, Duckpond Drive
College of Veterinary Medicine
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061
Fax: 540-231-6033

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process or needing this material in an alternate format should notify Dr. S. Ansar Ahmed, Department Head by phone at 540-231-4652 or by email at

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 12/31/2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Part-time
If part time, enter Percent Time: 75
Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Biomedical Science
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Job Posting Date: 10/06/2017
Review Begin Date: 11/01/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility 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.

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Required Documents

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