Houston, TX
Nov 18, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Hours of Work:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F

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Job Description Summary / TWC Summary:

Under general supervision of U54 grant PIs/PD, conducts preclinical drug development studies in the Center for Biomedical and Minority Health Research (CBMHR). Specifically, responsible for drug characterization, analytical method development, drug formulation, PK data analysis; operating and maintaining instruments; providing service and technical support to internal and external users; providing direct support to the CBMHR leadership, faculty, users and staff members; submitting reports, publishing and presenting data, and applying for funding.

This is a Grant Funded position.

Essential Duties Summary:

•Conducts CBMHR formulation and PK projects in laboratory activities including study design, execution of various experiments, data collection, data interpretation, laboratory supplies, and daily operations of the lab.
•Conducts in vitro characterization studies including physiochemical properties of drugs, dissolution, drug metabolism; performs formulation studies including co-solvent, liposome, micelles and various nanoparticles.
•Coordinates and conducts LC-MS/MS method development, optimization, and validation process for drug analysis, animal study, PK analysis.
•Maintains all CBMHR instruments, develops and implements record-keeping systems on program participants, staff, equipment inventories and compliance activities. Prepares facility activity reports and program status to the users, university and funding agency.
•Publishes data, presents at conferences and seeks external funding.
•Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

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Hiring Range:

$48,273.00 - $60,341.00


Ph.D degree in biomedical science-related field, with formulation and analytical chemistry background.

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Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of:
•Specialized practices, equipment, compliance and procedures.
•Specialized practices, methods, procedures and equipment pertaining to pharmaceutical research.
•Microsoft Office Professional or similar application.

Skill in:
•Detail oriented.
•Effective customer service.
•Multitasking and time management.
•Both verbal and written communication.

Ability to:
•Work independently.

Work Experience:

Requires more than three (3) years of research experience post-graduate.

Require experience in pharmaceutical laboratory researches including, dosage formulation, pre-formulation, nanoparticle synthesis, HPLC and LC-MS/MS operation and animal care and handling.

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Working/Environmental Conditions:

Work is performed within laboratory environment with minimal exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions.
Physical demands usually include: some walking to different labs in the same floor; sitting and standing in different locations of the same lab much of the time; some lifting or carrying objects of light weight may be required.
Use of video display terminal.

UA EEO Statement:

It is the policy of Texas Southern University to provide a work environment that is free from discrimination for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, individuals with disability, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. This policy of equal opportunity is strictly observed in all University employment-related activities such as advertising, recruiting, interviewing, testing, employment training, compensation, promotion, termination, and employment benefits. This policy expressly prohibits harassment and discrimination in employment based on race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, genetic history, national origin, individuals with disability, age, citizenship status, or protected veteran status. This policy shall be adhered to in accordance with the provisions of all applicable federal, state and local laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Open to all applicants.

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