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Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Mech, Aero, & Biomed Engineering

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN

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Post-Doctoral Position: Drug Delivery

We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled post-doctoral researcher to join our cutting-edge research team in engineering polymeric drug delivery systems for pediatric cancer applications.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their CV, cover letter, and contact information for three references to []. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Position Description:

The successful candidate will work closely with a large and multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians.  The primary focus of this position will be on formulation, characterization, and preclinical testing of novel polymeric biomaterials for drug delivery.  The candidate will also be required to work with and supervise graduate students, prepare research reports, communicate with research sponsors, and prepare high-quality scholarly work for publication in top journals. 

This post-doctoral position offers an exceptional opportunity to contribute to research projects that involve the design, development, and application of polymer drug delivery systems for cancer therapy. The successful candidate will have access to state-of-the-art equipment and will work in a stimulating and dynamic research environment. The position is initially offered for a one-year term, with the opportunity for extension up to three years, based on performance and funding availability.

Key Responsibilities:

Leading funded research program: Lead the performance of activities to accomplish the objectives of projects.

Developing scholarly work: Lead the development of top-quality publications and grant applications.

Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with team members and external partners. Present research findings in conferences, workshops, and academic journals.

Mentoring and guiding graduate and undergraduate students: Help graduate and undergraduate students develop and overcome obstacles to complete all educational and research objectives.



Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, Polymer Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Comparative Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, or a related field.

Expertise in one or more of the following areas: drug delivery, preclinical animal models, pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics, tumor biology, polymer synthesis, polymer characterization, translational medicine.

Demonstrated track record of research excellence through publications in reputable conferences and journals.

Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment and independently drive research projects.

Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Mech Aero&biomed Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 22, 2024, 10:28:18 AM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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