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Postdoctoral Researcher

Employer
The University of Kansas
Location
Lawrence, KS

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Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position OverviewThe Physical Pharmacy and Drug Delivery (P2D2) Labs are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to investigate drug delivery strategies for peptide-like and other poorly permeable drugs. The labs are part of the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas. Job Description50% - Designing and Execution of Experiments
  • These duties include carrying out original research focused on the delivery of peptide-like drugs. The P2D2 Lab is focused on the design and development of pharmaceutical formulations for peptides and other biopharmaceuticals. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to formulation processing and delivery of peptide-like drugs via e.g. oral, subcutaneous, nasal and buccal routes. Application of various processing techniques include spray-drying, lyophilization and homogenization with microfuidizer will be used.
20% - Write Reports and Papers
  • These duties include writing progress summaries, standard operating procedures of new and unique laboratory equipment and writing scientific papers for peer reviewed journals.
15% - Assist Other Center Members with Experiments
  • Trains other staff in the use of specialized equipment as well coordinates the maintenance of laboratory equipment. Analytical equipment includes HPLC, UPLC with QDa detection, mDSC, TGA, KF, DLS, UV-VIS, UV-VIS probes, and methods to assess dissolution and diffusion. Processing equipment includes spray-dryer, lyophilizer, fluid bed dryer and microfluidizer.
15% - Routine Lab Management
  • These duties include but are not limited to ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, management of laboratory records and documents as well as experimental protocols and data, and coordination of good lab practices and lab safety.
Required Qualifications1. Ph.D. in the area of degree in the field of pharmaceutical drug delivery (preferred), engineering, biochemistry, chemistry or closely related field.

2. Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in application materials and publications.

NOTE: This is a limited term position. To be appointed at the Postdoctoral Researcher title, it is necessary to have the PhD in hand. Appointments made without a diploma or certified transcript indicated an earned doctorate are conditional hires and are appointed on an acting basis not to exceed six months. Upon verification of degree the appointment will be extended to its full duration. Preferred Qualifications1. Experience in formulation and drug delivery techniques.
2. Experience and design of relevant experiments using processing and analytical characterization experiments, such as spray-drying, dissolution/diffusion studies, DLS, mDSC.
3. Experience with HPLC, UPLC, and LC-MS for purposes of analytical characterization.
4. Publications in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, engineering or chemistry.
5. Demonstrated ability to work successfully as part of a collaborative research effort. Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Application review will begin on Monday, December 20, 2021. To ensure first consideration, please apply by December 19, 2021. Contact Information to ApplicantsLanaea Heine
[email protected]
Advertised Salary Range48,000.00 - 55,000.00 Commensurate upon experience Application Review Begins20-Dec-2021 Anticipated Start Date01-Feb-2022

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