Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 13, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

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.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 31, 2020

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.

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Advertised: August 13, 2020
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