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Post-Doctoral Associate-Pang Lab

University of Minnesota

Job Description

Required Qualifications:
Degree and/or credentials: Ph. D., or equivalent terminal degree is required in a specific area of research.

Experience: None required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Degree in related scientific field preferred: Bioengineering, Pharmaceutics, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Molecular and Cell biology, Bioinformatics.
Strong background in disease modeling, immunology, nanomaterial or organic chemistry are highly encouraged to apply.
Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills.
Excellent communication and writing skills.


Summary of Position:
This position is located at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities in the Department of Pharmaceutics.

The laboratory of Dr. Hongbo Pang in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy (UMN CoP) is seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Associate with training in the fields of immunology, disease modeling, nanotechnology or organic chemistry, to synergize with our strength in targeting peptides, targeted drug delivery, and peptide-guided therapeutic development.

The employee will work under the guidance of Assistant Professor Dr. Hongbo Pang in his research laboratory, based on the Minneapolis campus.

The University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy has been at the forefront of preparing pharmacists to be leaders in health care and society for over 125 years, and is consistently recognized as one of the best pharmacy schools in the nation.

The interests and activities of Pang Lab can be found at https://sites.google.com/umn.edu/pang/home

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
100% Conduct research in the interface of material, cell biology and therapeutic development.
The identification of novel disease-seeking peptides, the development of peptide-assisted delivery system and therapeutics, and the exploration of its use in a variety of disease models.

Supervision:
Supervise pre-doctoral students, undergraduate and junior postdocs.


Working Conditions:
The work will be performed in a multi-disciplinary lab. The person in this position will be expected to interact with researchers from multiple backgrounds.

 


Restrictions: Limited to a period of five years. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry.


  • The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.

The Pharmaceutics Department is housed in modern facilities within Weaver-Densford Hall of the Academic Health Center on the Minneapolis Campus.

It is well-equipped with a wide range of analytical instrumentation as well as processing equipment. There are also extensive animal facilities for carrying out biopharmaceutical and pharmacokinetic studies. Computer facilities are widely available within the Department, and those in the University Computer Center are also directly accessible.

Weaver-Densford Hall, which houses the College of Pharmacy and School of Nursing, is within a short walking distance of the University Hospital, the Biomedical Engineering Institute, the Institute of Technology (which includes the Department of Chemistry and various departments of engineering), and the two main University libraries, Biomedical (science) and Walter (engineering). Finally, much of the campus is connected by a convenient system of underground passages and skyways.

The Academic Health Center, which includes Pharmacy, Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine, is closely associated in its clinical functions with the teaching hospital at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, located in the heart of the Minneapolis Campus on the East Bank of the Mississippi River, near downtown Minneapolis.

Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

 


The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University’s Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

 


The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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