Post-doctoral Associate - Immunoengineering (68924)

Main Campus - Gainesville, FL
Jan 16, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Post-doctoral Associate - Immunoengineering (68924)

Main Campus - Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Jan 14, 2021

The Zhang Laboratory ( is seeking a self-motivated postdoctoral scholar to develop mRNA delivery platform for cellular engineering. The Immunoengineering lab led by Dr. Zhang integrates materials science, immunology, and clinically-relevant animal disease models to create novel nanotherapeutics for controlled modulation of the immune system.

Our current research focuses include:

  1. Engineering Synthetic Nanoplatforms
  2. Engineering Cell-based Therapy
  3. Physiology-guided Drug Delivery.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, highly organized and able to communicate efficiently in a multidisciplinary team. The candidate must be able to thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows, graduate students, and staff in the lab.


A recent Ph.D. degree in the either Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, or any related field is required. The candidate should have strong background in polymer chemistry, nanoparticle formulation, characterization, and drug delivery. A candidate with experience in cell culture, flowcytometry, ELISA, murine tumor models is strongly desired but not required.

Application Instructions:

To apply or request any further information, please send your CV (including scientific publications, posters and talks) by email to Dr. Fan Zhang ([email protected]). This position is intended to be a two-year term, with renewal after one year.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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