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Research Scientist

Virginia Tech
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 3, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
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Full Time
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Job Description

A full-time research scientist is sought for the lab of Dr. Jenny Munson at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at Virginia Tech Carilion. The Munson lab is an interdisciplinary research group of engineers and biologists that study the impact of fluid flow in various pathologic conditions including brain and breast cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease. We use a range of tools and techniques to model biological processes. We work with collaborators all over the world and clinicians to have direct impact on patient treatment. In addition to our research, we are actively engaged with the surrounding community through outreach programs. We seek a qualified individual to work across multiple projects in the lab to develop new methodological tools for computational and imaging analysis, mentor and train lab members, edit and write manuscripts and grants, and generally contribute to the scientific progress and direction of the lab. This individual will also be expected to work closely with collaborators at FBRI and other institutions and maintain a high level of research progress and presentation in all interactions. The work of this scientist will bridge multiple grants and projects which contain computational elements. This position will require in-person laboratory time, but also has flexibility for some remote work and hours. Any inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Jennifer Munson (

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Bioengineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related field. A focus on the development of tools and techniques to analyze and integrate data across multiple modalities is a plus.
Demonstrated commitment to mentorship and development of junior scientists and engineers.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills to work with colleagues in a diverse and engaging environment and across disciplines.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively on both small details and big ideas.
Skills across multiple coding modalities.
Demonstrated effectiveness in teaching of computational skills to others.
Strong technical writing skills demonstrated by track record of publications.
Strong interest in independent development of research trajectories and ideas.
Effective project and time management.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

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Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation of COVID-19 vaccination .

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 Pamela Stell at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: September 3, 2021
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