Research Associate in Chemical Engineering
Job location: Charlottesville, VA
Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-04-26
The Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work in the Lab of Prof. Rachel Letteri.
This position will primarily involve synthesis and characterization of peptides and polymer-peptide conjugates as therapeutics. Additional responsibilities will include mentoring undergraduate and graduate students, writing papers and proposals, presenting research at lab and collaborative research meetings, and instrument training and maintenance. The highest standards of ethics and laboratory safety will be expected at all times.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must have a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, or a related field. The candidate should have experience in polymer and peptide chemistry, and associated characterization techniques – preferably in high performance liquid chromatography, spectroscopic characterization, controlled radical polymerization techniques, and bioconjugation chemistry.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research sample which can include a 2-page research summary and/or 1-2 selected publications, and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on May 5, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two, one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For questions regarding this position, please contact Rachel Letteri, Assistant Professor, at [email protected]
For questions about the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at [email protected]