Postdoctoral Associate (87660)

University of Florida (Gainesville)

United States

December 24, 2021

Description

Job Description

A full-time postdoctoral position is available to study immuno-engineering and develop novel, biomaterial-based immunotherapeutics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jamal Lewis (https: // www. bme.ufl.edu/uf-bme-alum-dr-jamal- lewis-joins-the-department-as-a-faculty-member/). This position is for an initial one-year appointment, and has the potential to be renewed for an additional year based on performance and funding availability. The successful candidate will work on multidisciplinary projects aimed at generating microparticles for autoimmune disease and cancer immunotherapy. For this highly collaborative position, the successful applicant will be expected to work closely with other faculty in the Biomedical Engineering department, and researchers at UF College of Medicine and the UF College of Arts and Sciences.

Attributes of UF and Gainesville: The BME Department is housed in a state-of- the art building that is located in the medical school and steps from engineering. The University of Florida is one of only a few comprehensive universities, having medical, veterinary, dental, nursing, public health, and engineering disciplines all co-localized on the same, contiguous campus. UF is a highly collaborative environment that provides researchers with many opportunities for learning (e.g., top seminar programs, excellent core research facilities) and research collaborations. Gainesville is located in the northern region of Florida, within 1-1.5 hours of each coast, and just 1.5-2 hours to Orlando and Tampa. It is a small to medium-sized city with a low cost of living, excellent public and private schools, and southern hospitality.

The J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering is one of only a few departments in the nation to be co-localized with a top-ranked medical school, veterinary school and dental school. The department is housed in the Biomedical Sciences building that is co-located with the medical school and steps from engineering. The position is housed in the new state of the art Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence. Biomedical Engineering at UF partners with many local research centers and institutes including the McKnight Brain Institute, the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and the Malcom Randall VA Medical Center.

Job Qualifications

The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical engineering or a related field with demonstrated expertise working in polymer science, biomaterials, analytical chemistry, and a strong background in liquid chromatography. Qualified applicants must have experience working successfully in a team setting, possess excellent written and oral communication skills, and a strong publication record. Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated expertise using various biomedical imaging modalities, small animal procedures, and those who have a strong track record as graduate students of engineering, materials science, polymer chemistry and/or biological research as evidenced by their published work.

Minimum Qualifications: The successful applicant must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Biomedical engineering or a related field with demonstrated expertise working in polymer science, biomaterials, analytical chemistry, and a strong background in liquid chromatography.

Instructions

Applicants should send a CV, a brief statement of interest, and contact information for three references to Dr. Jamal Lewis at jamalslewis@ufl.edu. Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at https:// www. naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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