- Virginia Tech Mechanical Engineering
- Location: Blacksburg, VA
- Job Number: 7083978
- Posting Date: Aug 26, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionPostdoctoral Positions in STEP Lab, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA The STEP Lab in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Virginia Tech seeks highly motivated and enthusiastic candidates for a postdoctoral associate position. This position will provide an opportunity to work in a highly collaborative interdisciplinary environment as part of a team of experimentalists, computational modelers, and biophysicists.
The project’s focus will be to study contact inhibition of locomotion as cells migrate on ECM mimicking suspended fiber networks. The project is in collaboration with theoretical group (Camley lab at Johns Hopkins). Combining experimental work with computational modeling, the project will offer a unique opportunity to work at intersection of nanomanufacturing and cell mechanobiology. The research project will interrogate RhoGTPase activity during contact inhibition on fiber networks. The selected candidate will also be encouraged to pursue complementary new research directions, apply for independent grants and fellowships, and will be mentored to develop scientific leadership and management skills.
Compensation for this position will be at or above NIH guidelines and will include competitive benefits and retirement package offered by Virginia Tech. The position is available starting as soon as possible and is eligible for annual renewal contingent upon satisfactory progress and continued funding.