Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Other Science & Technology
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

A postdoctoral position focused on the ecology and evolution of infectious disease is available in the laboratories of Dr. Kate Langwig ( and Dr. Joseph Hoyt ( in the Department of Biological Sciences at Virginia Tech. The candidate will be part of and EEID funded project jointly funded by the U.S. NSF and NSFC in China. This international collaborative project seeks to investigate drivers and dynamics of bat persistence with the fungal disease, white-nose syndrome across North America, Europe and Asia. Responsibilities of the postdoc may include modeling and analysis of population and infectious disease data, field work, and/or oversight of bat infection experiments. We encourage postdoctoral applicants to apply their own creativity and expertise to project development and there will be opportunities for the successful candidate to design and implement their own projects. The Langwig and Hoyt labs are housed in an infectious disease collaborative space, which provides an environment for interdisciplinary research on environment-infectious disease relationships. The position includes a competitive salary and fringe benefits.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in biology, epidemiology, ecology, or a related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.- Exceptional communication skills with broad audiences
- Demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed publications

Preferred Qualifications

- Background in epidemiology or infectious disease ecology and evolution
- Strong quantitative skills

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 7, 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.

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.

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Advertised: July 20, 2021
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