The Postdoctoral Associate will help develop a Rapid Response to the COVID-19 program, focusing on mitigation of SARS-CoV-2 using different approaches in Food and Food Processing. The Postdoctoral Associate will work collaboratively with other team researchers and will supervise students as well. The position will be located in Blacksburg, Virginia, with programmatic linkages in the Departments of Food Science and Technology (FST), VA Seafood AREC, Agricultural, Leadership, and Community Education, and Population Health Sciences in the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech.
A Doctoral degree in Food Safety, veterinary or a closely related field awarded no more than four years from effective date of appointment with one year of eligibility remaining. Research experience in food safety, and molecular biology, and strong written and oral communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations.
Experience in working on a multi-disciplinary research project with a proven track record of publications, self-motivated, and a team player. Working experience in foodborne viruses, sanitation, and food safety engineering.
A priority for this position is providing rapid response to COVID-19 in food sectors through applied research, extension and education.
Commensurate with Experience
October 1, 2020
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: September 15, 2020
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