Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biology & Life Sciences, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Chemistry & Biochemistry
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Description

A Postdoctoral Associate position is is sought for the laboratory of Dr. Jia-Ray Yu, located at the Virginia Tech research facilities in the newly established Research & Innovation Campus of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. We are interested in the fundamental mechanisms of how epigenetic and chromatin dysregulation contribute to the oncogenic states in cancer (Lee and Yu et al, Mol Cell; Lee and Yu et al, G&D; Yu et al, G&D; Yu et al, Sci Adv). Our approach integrates biochemical & reconstituted systems, mass-spectrometry, next-generation sequencing, and molecular/cell biology tools.

Postdoctoral trainees will have opportunities to work with interdisciplinary research groups with expertise in chemical biology, structural biology, single-molecule imaging, or preclinical animal models from Virginia Tech, Children’s National, and institutions within the metro Washington DC area, such as the NIH. The lab supports postdoctoral trainees for having a healthy work and life balance in the culturally vibrant metro Washington DC area.

Required Qualifications

- PhD in biochemistry, biophysics, bioengineering, genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology or broadly related fields awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
- Proficiency in basic laboratory techniques such as cloning, basic molecular/cell biology and tissue culture techniques.
- Strong communication, interpersonal, organizational and team skills.
- Highly motivated and creative.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience in protein purification, biochemical assays, or human pluripotent/neural stem cell culture.

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Matches NIH Postdoc Scale

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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 or receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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 20, 2021
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