POST-DOCTORAL FELLOW IN CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL ENGINEERING
Job posting number: #7106757
Posted: July 28, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe Opportunity
A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in Professor Nikki Farnsworth’s Laboratory in the Chemical & Biological Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines to help develop a targeted drug delivery system to treat type 1 diabetes. This project is funded by the NIH and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and includes both in vitro and in vivo experiments performed at the Mines campus and the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. The successful candidate is expected to work effectively in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment with other members of the group and effectively interface with external collaborators.
Synthesis and characterization of polycaprolactone nanocapules
In vitro studies with human-derived islets and β-cell clusters
In vivo drug delivery and targeting studies with mice
Attend and present research at scientific meetings/conferences
Write peer-reviewed publications
Assist in writing research grants
Serve as mentor to graduate and undergraduate students
PhD. In Chemical Engineering, Biological Engineering, Biomedical Engineering, or related field. All PhD requirements should be completed by the time work commences.
Previous research experience in one or more of the following areas: biomaterials, drug delivery, islet biology, diabetes research (type 1 or type 2).
Experience with research animals and non-survival surgery in mice or rats preferred but not required
Must be able to re-locate and work in-person in the laboratory.
Be skilled in the handling of common solvents and gas mixtures.
Experience with research animals and non-survival surgery in mice or rats
About Mines & Golden, CO
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver. The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
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