Postdoctoral Associate

University of Maryland

Rockville , MD

Job posting number: #7081241

Posted: July 16, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Associate position at the University of Maryland Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR). Successful candidate will work on investigating advanced multifunctional macromolecules for use in biomaterials, vaccine and drug delivery applications. The successful candidate will investigate mechanisms of interactions and self-assembly between biologically active molecules and biodegradable nano-scale delivery vehicles, design systems with modulated release and targeting capabilities, identify critical biophysical parameters of supramolecular assemblies, which affect their interactions with cellular targets and in vivo performance. The successful candidate will design, plan, and execute in vitro experiments, summarize and interpret analytical data, contribute to the structure-activity relationship analysis and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo biological performance; work with internal and external teams to optimize formulations for specific biological applications, and generate research reports and presentations for both internal and external use. The postdoctoral fellow will work as part of a multidisciplinary and highly collaborative team of investigators, will participate in NIH- and NSF-funded research projects and get comprehensive training in drug delivery, biomaterials and controlled release applications.

IBBR ( is a premier research institute focused on the structural and quantitative biological characterization of complex protein structure/function relationships and bio-molecular engineering and testing of novel products or platforms targeting prevention or treatment of conditions of human disease and intervention. IBBR operates state-of-the-art facilities located in the heart of the biotechnology corridor in Rockville, Maryland. The Institute is a joint research enterprise between the University of Maryland and the National Institute of Standards and Technology and has an outstanding group of scientists and engineers with long-standing track records in basic and translational research.

Minimum Qualifications:
· A Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering, or related field;
· Must have completed all degree requirements before starting their appointment, and be within five years of receiving their Doctorate,
· Must possess strong interpersonal skills and the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting;
· Excellent oral and written communication skills required, as is the ability to follow safety procedures and maintain a safe work environment.

Hands-on experience in preparation and characterization of protein-containing formulations is highly desirable; Experience in one or more of the following technical areas is a plus: drug delivery, controlled release, biodegradable and multifunctional materials, microencapsulation, protein stability.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

Applications: Applicants should send their cover letter, curriculum vitae and names/contact information of three references to:

Closing Date: Review of candidates will continue until position is filled.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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