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Post-Doctoral Researcher

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***Start date has been changed to August 2018, or upon completion of successful search

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 17147
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Dr. Connie Chang

Classification Title Postdoctoral Researcher
Working Title Post-Doctoral Researcher
Brief Position Overview

The Chang lab at Montana State University has openings for 2 postdoctoral research associates in a DARPA funded project which aims to engineer viruses for use as therapeutic particles. Candidates will be part of a multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to collaborate with virologists, mathematicians, evolutionary biologists, and materials scientists. Highly motivated, creative individuals are encouraged to apply.

Position Number 4C0642; 4C1675
Department Center for Biofilm Engineering
Division College of Engineering
Appointment Type Professional
Contract Term Fiscal Year
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Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Eligible
Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.
Contract Type LOA
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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department and the Center for Biofilm Engineering (CBE) are seeking a qualified candidate to fill a position at the Post-Doctoral level

Duties and Responsibilities

The candidate will be required to design and conduct experiments, implement research plans, develop required methods, prepare progress reports, presentations, and publications for research projects.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Ph.D. in Engineering or related science field.
  2. Demonstrated record of creative research and peer-reviewed publications.
  3. Demonstrated experience in managing projects and conducting independent research in the laboratory.
Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills
  1. Experience with microfluidic systems and microfabrication .
  2. Experience with virus and cell cultivation and techniques in molecular biology.
  3. Experience with phylogenetic, genomic and transcriptomic techniques.
The Successful Candidate Will
  • Have excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have the ability to work effectively with diverse populations.
  • Have the ability to work independently on a wide variety of tasks and in different roles.
  • Work productively in a team-oriented environment and have a proven track record of team work.
  • Maintain effective attention to detail, meet deadlines, prioritize competing demands, and should be skilled at prioritizing, organizing, and working on multiple projects.

In support of Montana State University’s strategic plan, which promotes access and respect, members of traditionally underrepresented groups are enthusiastically encourage to apply. Montana State University recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

Normal office and laboratory work.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 2
Desired Start Date August 2018, or upon completion of a successful search.
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date
Close Date
Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on January 26, 2017; however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Special Instructions

Start date has been changed to August 2018, or upon completion of successful search

Diversity Statement

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the University does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the University’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter

Supplemental Questions

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