Postdoctoral Associate

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Blacksburg, VIRGINIA

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Work type:Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Science
Department: Biological Sciences
Location:Blacksburg Area
Categories:Research / Scientific

Job Description

A postdoctoral position is available in microbiology in the lab of Dr. Bryan Hsu in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA). Work will focus on studying the role of bacteriophages in the gut microbiota and engineering them for therapeutic function. Candidates will have the opportunity to develop their own research projects and interests so long as they have overlap with the goals of the project. The Hsu lab utilizes molecular, biomaterials and microbiological approaches to study how bacteriophages influence the gut microbiome, to elucidate their links to host health, and to ultimately develop diagnostics and treatments targeted to the gut. Experience with molecular biology, anaerobic bacterial culture, animal models and next generation sequencing is highly desirable. For questions and informal inquiries, send email to

Required Qualifications

We are seeking a creative and motivated Ph.D. with expertise in microbiology and molecular biology or a relevant field. A track record of success in scientific communication and peer-reviewed publications are essential, in addition to demonstrated potential for teamwork and mentorship of junior scientists.

Preferred Qualifications

Strong preference will be given to individuals with experience in culturing anaerobic bacteria including bacterial pathogens, and molecular cloning. Support by or a willingness to apply for extramural support is a plus. 

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience.

Review Date

March 30, 2020

Additional Information

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

About Virginia Tech

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