Post-Doctoral Associate

Rockville, Maryland
Commensurate with qualifications.
Jul 26, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Field of specialization
Engineering, Polymers
Work Function
Job Type
Full time

The University of Maryland

Applications are invited for a POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE at the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) in Rockville, MD to work on developing advanced multifunctional polymers for use in drug delivery applications. The successful candidate is expected to design, plan, and execute multi-step organic synthesis and purification of polymers; summarize and interpret analytical data, participate in developing nanoparticulate formulations; contribute to the structure-activity relationship analysis and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo biological performance; work with internal and external teams to expeditiously deliver formulations for biological evaluation, and generate research reports and presentations for both internal and external use. Duties also include management of daily functions of the laboratory, including maintenance of common stocks of materials and reagents and maintenance of laboratory equipment.

The Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR) is a premier research institute focused on basic and applied sciences in the field of biotechnology that provides solutions to major scientific problems important to society. IBBR operates state-of-the-art facilities located in the heart of the biotechnology corridor in Rockville, Maryland. The Institute is a joint research enterprise between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has an outstanding group of scientists and engineers with long-standing track records in basic and translational research. IBBR is committed to providing an exceptional environment for specialized training and to mentoring tomorrow’s biotechnology workforce.

Minimum Qualifications: A Ph.D. in polymer sciences, engineering, or related field.
• Must have completed all degree requirements before starting appointment, and be within five years of receiving a Doctorate degree;
• Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills required, as is the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.

Preferences: • Hands-on experience in the synthesis, purification, and characterization of synthetic macromolecules, experience in handling moisture sensitive reagents and reactive intermediates is highly desirable;
• Experience in one or more of the following technical areas is desirable: drug delivery, controlled release, biodegradable and multifunctional materials, microencapsulation, protein stability.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications. 

Applications: Applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three references to:

Closing Date: Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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