Senior Research Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

The Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia tech, has a Senior Research Associate position available in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Lou. The primary purpose of this position is to work under the supervision of the Principal Investigator initially then independently to accomplish research projects related to the role of gut microbiota in autoimmune lupus.

This position is available via the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Pathobiology at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine at Virginia Tech, but may work with/partner with other research related departments/colleges/areas (ISLB/COHR/VCOM/LS 1/IDRF/etc.).

Required Qualifications

PhD in biology/immunology or advanced degree with significant professional experience in lieu of the doctorate. Qualifications include but are not limited to culturing bacteria both aerobically and anaerobically, animal colony maintenance, tissue histology and immune-labeling, performing cell culture experiments using isolated mouse cells as well as human cells, tissue harvesting and qPCR, Western Blot analysis, flow cytometry, data collection and analysis, and laboratory organization. Must be highly self-motivated after initial supervision, willing to learn new experimental skills, and to work individually and collaboratively with a variety of individuals for more than one projects simultaneously. Must be proficient in animal studies.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with animal handling that includes collections of urine, blood, and feces, data analysis including that of big data (e.g. microbiome), and data preparation for publication. Excellent scientific writing and manuscript preparation skills are required.

Pay Band


Appointment Type


Salary Information

Salaried (.75 FTE)

Review Date

July 22, 2021

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: July 13, 2021
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