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Post-doctoral Fellow (postdoc, mRNA delivery research)

University of Cincinnati
US - Cincinnati, OH
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Post-doctoral Fellow

Department of Chemical and Environmental Engineering



Job Overview

Dr. Joo-Youp Lee’s research group in Chemical Engineering at the University of Cincinnati is currently accepting applications for a post-doctoral fellow position.  The Lee lab ( is developing an innovative ionizable lipid-based mRNA delivery system for cancer immunotherapy.  Candidates with a strong background in organic/polymer chemistry, synthesis, and characterization for biomaterials and drug/gene delivery are strongly encouraged.  Candidates with knowledge and experience in biochemistry and immunology for the development of gene and drug delivery systems are preferred.

This is initially a one-year appointment with a potential renewal to additional years, contingent upon satisfactory performances.


Essential Functions

Successful candidates will conduct research and development for the synthesis, characterization, in vitro and in vivo evaluations of Dr. Lee’s patent-pending ionizable lipids-based lipid nanoparticle (LNP) technology for mRNA delivery.


Required Education

A PhD degree in Chemistry, Bioengineering, Materials Science, or Chemical Engineering is required by the appointment date.


Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Strong background in synthesis and characterization of lipids, polymers, and/or biomaterials is preferred.
  • Strong publications record Experiences in cell culture, assays, and other molecular biology techniques are a plus but not required. Experience in the gene therapy field is desirable.


Application Process

Qualified and interested applicants must complete our online application process by uploading your CV with the contact information of at least two (2) references.  In addition to the application, candidates must submit two or three publications most closely relevant to this position.  Candidates can provide additional information for a consideration of the position.


Qualified candidates should apply through the website at

Qualified candidates can contact Dr. Joo-Youp Lee at 513-556-0018 or




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