A position of Postdoctoral Scholar is immediately available in Taratula’s lab (College of Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Portland, OR) for a highly motivated individual for developing delivery vectors for magnetic hyperthermia and gene therapy for cancer treatment. The successful candidate will synthesize and characterize new materials aiming at to developing effective delivery nanosystems. A background in either synthetic/polymeric chemistry, nanotechnology, and pharmaceutics is preferred. We are located at the SW Waterfront of the Robertson Life Sciences Building in Portland, OR that houses scientists from OSU, OHSU and PSU. Research in our lab heavily involves interdisciplinary collaborations including clinicians. Dr. Taratula is committed for the career development of his team members to become independent scientists. To receive full consideration, interested applicants should send cover letter, their CV, research summary describing your immediate and long-term research accomplishments and goals, and contact information for three references to Dr. Oleh Taratula at email@example.com by May 1, 2020.
Position Duties: 80% Research: Synthesize and characterization of novel materials (polymers, dendrimers, lipids, and organic macromolecules) for nano-delivery vehicles. Nanomaterial characterization and evaluation in vitro and in vivo. Work in a team of undergraduates, postdocs, and graduate students in the lab. 15% Reports, Manuscript, & Proposal Preparation: Maintain detailed records of data obtained in the laboratory. Prepare reports and manuscripts. Assist in proposal preparation. 5% Laboratory Maintenance: Maintaining critical laboratory equipment, lab inventory, and oversee lab safety.
Minimum or Required Qualifications • PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Materials Science, Biomedical Engineering, or related discipline. • Ability to effectively analyze data and communicate in both written and spoken English. • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. • Experience with chemical synthesis and characterization • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Preferred Qualifications • Experience in synthetic polymer chemistry is highly preferred • Experience with molecular characterization techniques: NMR, GPC, HPLC, LC-MS etc. • Experience in drug delivery and nanomedicine is highly preferred • Strong background in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and /or lipid chemistry is required
A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity. Location: Portland, Oregon. Position appointment percent: 100% Appoint basis: 12 months. Anticipated appointment begin date: May 1, 2020. Review of applications will begin April 1 and continue until the position is filled.