Postdoctoral Associate in Synthetic Chemistry and Nanoparticle Formulation

Location
Gainesville, Florida
Salary
NIH standard
Posted
Apr 20, 2021
Closes
Jun 19, 2021
Field of specialization
Materials, Nanotechnology, Pharmaceutical, Polymers
Job Type
Full time

Position Description:

The Zhang Laboratory (https://cop-zhang.sites.medinfo.ufl.edu/) at College of Pharmacy, University of Florida is seeking a self-motivated postdoctoral scholar to develop mRNA delivery platform for cellular engineering. The responsibilities include conducting experiments related to chemical synthesis and formulation (lipid nanoparticles) development; supporting pharmacological/tox studies utilizing in vitro and in vivo model systems.

The Immunoengineering lab led by Dr. Zhang integrates materials science, immunology, and clinically relevant animal disease models to create novel nanotherapeutics for controlled modulation of the immune system for disease treatment.

Job Benefit and Fellowship Opportunities:

This position provides NIH-standard salary, health benefits, and retirement plans. The postdoc will have opportunities to lead the scientific projects, participate in lab management and grant writing. The candidate is also eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship supported by UF Cancer Center.

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida ranks No.5 in the U.S. (U.S. News 2020). The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The Immunoengineering lab led by Dr. Zhang integrates materials science, immunology, and clinically relevant animal disease models to create novel nanotherapeutics for controlled modulation of the immune system for disease treatment.

Qualifications:

Scientific qualification:

A recent Ph.D. degree with a strong background and lab experience in organic chemical synthesis, lipid/polymer nanoparticles formulation, nucleic acids, drug delivery, in vitro / in vivo assays.

Other qualifications:

Self-motivated, highly organized, and able to communicate efficiently in a multidisciplinary team. The candidate must be able to thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows and graduate students in the lab.

How to apply:

To apply or request any further information, please send your CV (including scientific publications, posters, and talks) by email to Dr. Fan Zhang (fzhang1@cop.ufl.edu).