Date posted: Jan 27, 2023

Post Doctoral Fellowship

University of Oklahoma Health Science | Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United State of America (USA)

Opportunity Type: Fellowships, Postdoctoral Experiences

Current Program: Postdoctorate

Topics: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biosciences, Nanoscience, Health

Sector: Academia

Compensation: Paid

Remote Position: No

Opportunity Description:

The Post Doctoral Fellow will develop and synthesize small molecule dyes, peptide-based contrast agents, or nanomaterials for cancer imaging and drug delivery applications. The Post Doctoral Fellow will be responsible for synthesis, development, and evaluation of small molecule dyes (organic synthesis) and/or nanomaterials (polymer and silica nanoparticles) to target the tumor microenvironment (breast, pancreatic, ovarian, and colon tumors). The Post Doctoral Fellow will work with existing laboratory members in the development small molecule dyes, peptide-based contrast agents, and/or nanoparticles for drug delivery with applications in cancer and inflammation. The Post Doc Fellow will work within our multi-disciplinary team to evaluate contrast agent specificity, toxicity, drug/dye release from nanoparticles, and efficacy using both in vitro and in vivo experimentation in murine, swine, and human of solid tumors. The Post Doc will have the opportunity to learn about writing and submitting their own independent federal grants (USA). Other responsibilities will include communicating results to the scientific community through publications and presentations, and supervising graduate students, clinical residents, and laboratory technicians. Weekly attendance and presentation of data at lab meeting is expected. Presentation of results for submission of manuscripts to international journals is expected for this position. This position is NIH funded. Our ideal candidate will have: •A Ph.D. in the field of chemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, biochemistry, biology or similar field; •Broad knowledge and experience in contrast agents and various imaging modalities is a strength; •Experience with construction/characterization of small molecule agents, peptide-based agents, polymers, and/or nanoparticles; •Experience with standard characterization techniques required; •Experience with manuscript writing, preparation of figures is required; •Experience small animals (mice) is a benefit, but not required; •Must show technical proficiency and have the ability to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary group; •Must have good record keeping skills; •Must follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment; •Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting are mandatory. Keywords: organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, small molecule dyes, peptide-based contrast agents, nanomaterials, drug delivery, drug carriers, imaging, cancer, inflammation

How to Apply?

Interested candidates should send a CV by email to Dr. Lacey McNally, PhD at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center

Program Dates:

Spring 2023


March 31, 2023

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