Current Job Openings:

The Physics Department at Virginia Tech invites applications for a Postdoctoral or research Associate position (commensurate with experience) in experimental biophysics, with focus on nanoscale structure and dynamics in biomimetic lipid membranes.

Qualifications:  The candidate should hold a PhD in Physics, Physical Chemistry, Biophysics or a closely related field. Experience in one or more of the following skills: expertise in lipid membrane characterization, membrane deposition techniques, and/or protein purification and characterization. Additional expertise in x-ray or neutron scattering is desirable, but not a prerequisite.

Requirements: Include the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team, strong verbal and written communication skills, and a high degree of motivation and creativity.

Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact of three references and a statement of research experience and interests (not to exceed 3 pages) should be submitted through Virginia Tech’s application portal ( In addition, please arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent electronically to Prof. Rana Ashkar ( Review of applications will begin on July 2, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The anticipated start date is Fall 2018.  Virginia Tech is an EO / AA institution, and offers a wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering.

Job Posting Closes on 8/9/2019

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