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Postdoctoral Associate
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg, Virginia
Date Posted 08/27/2020
Postdoctoral-Life Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job no: 514049
Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Entomology
Location: Blacksburg Area
Categories: Research / Scientific

Job Description

A postdoctoral fellow position is for the genomic and cytogenetic study of arboviral vector Aedes aegypti. The main objective of these studies is to introduce innovative approaches for identification and characterization of chromosomal rearrangements in the Aedes aegypti genome. A successful candidate for this position will identify chromosomal rearrangements in the genome of Aedes aegypti, the major vector of dengue and Zika fever. The position will require using cutting edge molecular technologies such as Hi-C approach, Oxford Nanopore Technology sequencing, and fluorescence in situ hybridization. In addition, simple, but robust, tools will be developed to detect chromosomal inversions in natural populations.

Required Qualifications

Required Qualifications: A candidate must have Ph.D. in Genetics, Cell Biology, Entomology, or related disciplines earned no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year of eligibility remaining. The position will be required to have experience in molecular biology, cytogenetics, fluorescence in situ hybridization, and bioinformatics.

Preferred Qualifications

Molecular biology and genetics laboratory experience; web computer skills; ability to learn new techniques and procedures; excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 13, 2020

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 Maria Sharakhova at msharakh@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

Advertised: August 25, 2020
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