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Postdoctoral Associate
Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia
Date Posted 01/21/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Apply now Job no:514977
Work type:Research Faculty
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: School of Plant & Environmental Sci
Location:Blacksburg Area
Categories:Agriculture / Life Science, Research / Scientific

Job Description

This position will assist one major sponsored research project in plant breeding and genetics. Principle duties will include conduct laboratory and field experiments, collect and analyze various data (molecular markers and quality and quantitative traits). The individual will also be responsible for assisting project meetings with all collaborator and advisory panel, preparation of research reports, publications in peer-reviewed journals and proposal writings for various funding agencies. The incumbent will also be expected to communicate with project collaborators on-campus and at other institutions including field visits. Will work in concert with program Principal Investigator to coordinate and supervise graduate and undergraduate students working on various related projects. The Postdoctoral Associate in this position is supervised and evaluated by the Principal Investigator, Dr. Bo Zhang.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in Plant breeding and genetics (molecular biology) or in a related plant sciences discipline, course work in quantitative genetics, crop genomics and plant pathology. Experience with gene transformation and genome editing techniques. Experience in soybean or vegetable research and involvement in conducting field experiments.

PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.

Preferred Qualifications

Prior research publications and proposals, involvement in collaborative research projects and participation in training and supervision of undergraduate students are desirable.

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

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 Bo Zhang at during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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