Postdoctoral Associate (Ni Lab)

first_imgJob DescriptionThe Ni lab, in the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, is seekinga Postdoctoral Associate to join our research team. Our lab usesfruit fly thermosensory system to understand the molecularmechanisms, cellular substrates, and neuronal circuitry ofthermosensation.Interested applicants should have completed a Ph.D. inneuroscience, molecular biology, or related field. The positionbegins as early as February 2021. The Postdoctoral Associate’sresponsibilities will include participating in our research inunderstanding the molecular mechanisms of temperature detection,contributing to/leading publications from studies, and contributingto the development and submission of competitive proposals foradditional funding.Required Qualifications• Ph.D. in neuroscience, molecular biology, or related field (PhDmust be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective dateof appointment with a minimum of one year eligibilityremaining.);• Strong skills in molecular biology (including DNA, RNA andprotein handling, PCR, qPCR, quantification methods, etc);• Show excellent critical thinking, scholarly ability, and goodcommunication skills;• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in afast-paced research environment.Preferred Qualifications• Experience working with Drosophila genetics and behaviorsPay BandCommensurate with ExperienceAppointment TypeRestrictedSalary InformationCommensurate with ExperienceReview Date1/25/20; Posting to Remain Open Until Filled.Additional InformationThe successful candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction checkAbout Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Jonathan Hedrick at [email protected] during regularbusiness hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 14, 2021Applications close:last_img