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Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jun 24, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

The laboratory of Dr. Michelle Olsen in the School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate to explore the cellular and molecular basis of disordered breathing in Rett syndrome.

Our studies use a combination of electrophysiology, confocal microscopy, and genetic approaches to identify cellular/molecular mechanisms contributing to the control of breathing in health and disease.

Highly motivated individuals holding a Ph.D. and a strong background in cellular neuroscience are encouraged to apply. This is a 12-month appointment subject to renewal. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Required Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in the Life Sciences. Ph.D. must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining;
  • Strong interest in understanding the cellular/molecular basis of neurological disease;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience maintaining mouse colonies;
  • Background in cellular electrophysiology;
  • Experience in microscopy, preferably confocal microscopy;
  • Training in basic molecular biology techniques.

Appointment Type


Review Date

7/9/2021; open until filled

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.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jonathan Hedrick at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: June 24, 2021
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