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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - Biosciences Drug Delivery

Institution: The University of Alabama
Location: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Science-Biomedical Sciences
Posted: 02/12/2021
Application Due: 00/00/0000
Type: Fulltime

Job no: 512384

Work type: Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)

Location: Tuscaloosa

Categories: Health Care / Social Services, Research/Scientific

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA


Department/Organization: 208301 - Biomedical Sciences


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm


Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.


Additional Department Summary: A new department within the College of Community Health Sciences (CCHS), the Department of Bioscience and Biomedicine at the University of Alabama (UA), is excited to invite qualified candidates to a Postdoctoral Research Associate position to meet its growing research initiatives. We wish to emphasize that this is a highly unique opportunity to recruit new staff to one of the leading teams in the nation in nanotechnology-based oral drug delivery, which is the subject of three currently funded multi-year R01 grants from the National Institutes of Health, UA’s CCHS and the Office for Research and Economic Development will develop a strong partnership to champion this research forward creating extensive opportunities for collaboration across campus, and specifically including the Alabama Life Research Institute as well as the College of Engineering and the College of Arts and Sciences.

Duties are specifically related to research activities, require an advanced level of knowledge in a field of science or learning, are predominantly intellectual and varied in character, and require consistent use of discretion and judgment.

The post holder will assist within a research team and undertake research in drug delivery. The research in drug delivery lab seeks to provide customized solutions for different drugs, biological barriers and diseases. (J Am Chem Soc. 139: 7203-7216, 2017; ACS Appl Mater Interfaces. 9: 25668-25671, 2017, ACS Macro Lett. 6: 161-164, 2017, Chem. Comm. 55: 4761-4764, 2019, Am J Physiol Renal Physiol 317: F1255-F1264, 2019, ACS Appl. Bio Mater. 2: 3532-3539, 2019, Science Advances 6: eabb3900, 2020).

To take this research further, we are seeking competitive applicants with a strong background in developing delivery systems for drugs, proteins or peptide-based therapeutics. Experience with animal models, method development, PK-PD, IVIVC. Knowledge of GMPs and GLPs, pre-clinical toxicology is highly desirable. Excellent problem solving, analytical, spatial- reasoning skills are required. Strong organizational, communication, and management skills are required to assist and collaborate with multidisciplinary groups of technology innovators in a dynamic team environment.

Additionally, the candidate must be willing to work independently as well as within a group setting. Candidates will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.


Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemical engineering, Biomedical engineering, or a similar field.


Skills and Knowledge: Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others.


Preferred Qualifications: Computer literacy including data-bases, standard software platforms, spread sheets and statistical analysis. Candidates with experience in more than one model and surgical procedure is preferred.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

Advertised: 11 Feb 2021 Central Standard Time

Applications close: 04 Mar 2021 Central Standard Time

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