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Postdoctoral Associate
Virginia Tech in Virginia Beach, Virginia
Date Posted 10/20/2021
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Work type:Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Virginia Seafood AREC
Location:Other - Virginia
Categories:Agriculture / Life Science

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Associate will help the team to develop novel approaches for removing complex microbial biofilms from surfaces, and reducing pathogenic bacteria in water in FutureFoods Lab and Cellular Agriculture Initiative at Virginia Tech – Virginia Seafood AREC. The Postdoctoral Associate will work collaboratively with other team researchers and will supervise students as well. The position will be located in Hampton, Virginia, with programmatic linkages in the Departments of Food Science and Technology (FST), industry, Virginia Institute of Marine Science.

Laboratory management includes but is not limited to proper equipment maintenance, monitoring the inventory (related to this specific project), budget management and controlling the work flow in the lab. Assist in preparing manuscripts and reports, grant proposals and presentations, and developing new objectives for future experiments. Support the PI by providing adequate training and mentoring for undergraduate and graduate students.

Required Qualifications

A Doctoral degree in Food Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Chemical Engineering, Biological Systems Engineering, Plant and Soil Science, Environmental Engineering or a closely related field, with PhD awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of the appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining. Research experience in fresh produce safety, surface characterization, solid-liquid interface, biofilms, and nanotechnology, and strong written and oral communication skills with ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in preparation of grant proposals and presentations are required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in working on a multi-disciplinary research project with a proven track record of publications, self-motivated, and a team player. Working experience in nanobubbles and microbubbles are highly preferred.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

November 10, 2021

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 military 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 Reza Ovissipour at ovissi@vt.edu  during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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