Postdoctoral Fellow
Description The Department of Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise (HNFE) in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Virginia Tech ( is seeking applicants for a full-time Postdoctoral Associate to coordinate a two-year NIH-funded research project investigating the role of microRNAs in energy balance and obesity. This is a collaborative project involving the Departments of HNFE, Biochemistry in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences and the Department of Biological Sciences , in the College of Science at Virginia Tech.

The project will use molecular biology, proteomics and bioinformatics to examine the role of a small non-coding RNAs in regulating gene expression following food deprivation and food intake in order to identify new mechanisms controlling gene and protein expression in the brain.

Applications should be submitted online to posting #090607. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants must include a curriculum vitae/resume and a statement of interest describing qualifications and interest in the NIH-funded project. Please contact Dr. Deborah Good ( for more information or a copy of the funded project summary. Candidates are required to have three letters of recommendation sent via email directly to Dr. Deborah Good (
Start Date January 2010