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Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 22, 2021

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

A postdoctoral associate position is available in the Uyeda lab at Virginia Tech to work on novel phylogenetic comparative methods in association with a funded NSF grant that seeks to unite these methods with biomechanical performance landscapes. The successful candidate will assist the PI to develop and apply phylogenetic comparative methods to the biomechanics of fish suction-feeding. Candidates will also develop their own research projects and interests, mentor students, and work with collaborators on the project. Experience with the phylogenetic comparative methods and the analysis of biomechanical data are strongly desired. Applications will begin being considered on August 15th, 2021, with an anticipated start date in the Fall of 2022.

The Uyeda lab strongly values building a diverse and inclusive workspace, and efforts to place the priority on the well-being and success of lab members. Please contact me for any questions and informal inquiries, at

Required Qualifications

PhD in relevant field (evolution, organismal biology, statistics, computational biology, etc.). PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in biomechanics, especially in fish, suction feeding or other related types of biomechanical performance
Experience in the study of morphological evolution and phylogenetic comparative methods
Experience in computational biology and statistical modeling

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

August 15, 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.

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

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