Postdoctoral Associate - Department of Chemical Engineering (CHE) - Magnetic Particle Imaging
Postdoctoral Associate Position in Magnetic Particle Imaging
A 12-month postdoc position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Carlos Rinaldi, who is the Chair in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Professor in the J. Crayton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Florida. The position is for an initial one-year appointment, and has the potential to be renewed for an additional 1-2 years. The minimum salary is $47,476 annually.
Research in the Rinaldi lab spans synthesis and characterization of magnetic nanoparticles for biomedical applications and evaluation of nanoparticle transport and diffusion in biological fluids. Current efforts focus on developing tracers for magnetic particle imaging, spurred by the recent acquisition of a Magnetic Insight MomentumTM magnetic particle imaging (MPI) scanner at UF. Magnetic particle imaging is an exciting new biomedical imaging modality that allows for non-invasive, unambiguous, and quantitative imaging of the in vivo distribution of superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle tracers.
Professional Development Opportunities: The selected candidate will have access to a wide variety of professional development activities at the University of Florida. Postdoctoral seminars and career development seminars are put on by both the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs and the Career Resource Center at the University of Florida. These seminars will enable the selected candidate to learn critical skills for navigating the academic career path. Previous seminars included: The Academic Job Search, Developing a Teaching and Research Statement, The Academic Interview, Keys to Successful Grant Writing, and Team-Based Learning: An Exciting & Interactive Alternative to Lecture-Based Teaching.
Attributes of UF and Gainesville : 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. While Gainesville is widely recognized as the home of the Gators, it is quickly becoming known as a center for innovation and a place with a lifestyle that’s comfortable for families, yet attractive for young professionals. In 2013 the financial website NerdWallet deemed Gainesville the #1 fastest growing US city ( http://www.eng.ufl.edu/careers/why-gainesville ).
The applicant will have the freedom to choose a project applying magnetic particle imaging to track immune responses and immunotherapies. Applicant will also be expected to assist current Ph.D. students in the lab, contribute to lab management, and assist in writing proposals to secure research funding. The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in a related science/engineering field and solid background in nanomaterials for biomedical imaging.
Please send a letter of interest highlighting research and long-term goals, curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of three or more references to firstname.lastname@example.org or via Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/66258 .
Selected candidate will be required to provide an 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 educational 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).
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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