Post-doctoral Associate - Immunoengineering (68924)

The Zhang Laboratory ( is seeking a self-motivated postdoctoral scholar to develop mRNA delivery platform for cellular engineering. The Immunoengineering lab led by Dr. Zhang integrates materials science, immunology, and clinically-relevant animal disease models to create novel nanotherapeutics for controlled modulation of the immune system.

Our current research focuses include:

  1. Engineering Synthetic Nanoplatforms
  2. Engineering Cell-based Therapy
  3. Physiology-guided Drug Delivery.

The successful candidate must be self-motivated, highly organized and able to communicate efficiently in a multidisciplinary team. The candidate must be able to thrive both in independent research and while working collaboratively with other fellows, graduate students, and staff in the lab.

A recent Ph.D. degree in the either Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical/Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science, or any related field is required. The candidate should have strong background in polymer chemistry, nanoparticle formulation, characterization, and drug delivery. A candidate with experience in cell culture, flowcytometry, ELISA, murine tumor models is strongly desired but not required.

To apply or request any further information, please send your CV (including scientific publications, posters and talks) by email to Dr. Fan Zhang ( This position is intended to be a two-year term, with renewal after one year.

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 .

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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