Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech in the United States: (Deadline 30 September 2020)
Applications call for Postdoctoral Associate at Virginia Tech in the United States
This position is available for Research Faculty Virginia College of Veterinary Medicine Polytechnic Institute and State University. The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will lead independent research projects within the Group in order to jointly achieve the objectives of the program on the “Identification and validation of novel antimicrobial targets in multidrug-resistant pathogens”.
The Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will work on specific projects which may include identification and validation of novel antimicrobial targets and characterization of molecular mechanisms of drug resistance. Successful candidates will use and develop techniques for identifying the molecular target of small molecules (antimicrobials, antibiotics, antifungal) and will be responsible for performing animal experiments and testing the efficacy of new antimicrobials in animal models. The techniques used may be the biochemical-based and microbiological-based approaches, biophysics, genetics, chemical biology, proteomics, or other disciplines.
Candidates for this Postdoctoral Associate position at Virginia Tech will have the following qualifications
- Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, molecular biology, Pharmacy, biology, medical sciences, or related field.
- Strong communication and critical thinking skills are necessary.
- Prior research experience in antimicrobial, microbiology or drug discovery will be a plus.
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, commonly known as Virginia Tech and by the initials VT and VPI, is a public, land-grant, research university with its main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. It also has educational facilities in six regions statewide and a study-abroad site in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. Through its Corps of Cadets ROTC program, Virginia Tech is also designated as one of six senior military colleges in the United States