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Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - ChBE Post-Doc

The University of Alabama

Job Description

Post-Doc/Visiting Scientist - ChBE Post-Doc

Pay Grade/Pay Range: Non Classified - Grade NA

Department/Organization: 214221 - Chemical and Biological Eng

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm

Job Summary: Under the direction of a senior faculty member who serves as a mentor for the postdoctoral appointee, The Postdoctoral Fellow provides for an internship and continuation of scholarly activity and research after achieving the Ph.D. or other doctoral degree.

Additional Department Summary: The Chemical and Biological Engineering Department at The University of Alabama is seeking candidates for a Postdoctoral position. This position is available to individuals with research interests in cell biology, molecular biology, nanomedicine, and tissue engineering.

Successful candidates will hold a terminal degree in Chemical Engineering or Biomedical Engineering or Chemistry or a related field and demonstrate a record of academic achievement in research. The postdoctoral appointment will be in the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department. The College and/or the Chemical and Biological Engineering Department will establish a series of structured merit-based evaluations. Initial appointments are for one year, with renewal contingent upon demonstration of research productivity.

This Post-Doc position will work with Dr. Heath Turner. and be expected to conduct research in biochemistry and bioengineering in collaboration with the department faculties and maintain departmental facilities and equipment.

Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. or other terminal degree in Chemical or Biological Engineering or a related field.

Candidates will need to have completed their Ph.D. or have it completed by the start of employment. Applicants should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and include at least two references in the reference section of the application. Please upload additional documents to the “other documents” tab as needed.

Skills and Knowledge: Laboratory research experience with cell culture and imaging, fabrication, and characterization of lipid vesicles/bilayers, nanoparticles, and hydrogels.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in equipment management and maintenance and animal models is preferred.

Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

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