Postdoctoral Fellow

Posting Details

Job Code/Title PD - Post Doctoral Position Number P00001 Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow Department Pharmaceutics Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $48,000 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position Yes- A pre-employment fingerprint background check will be required. Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The Department of Pharmaceutics is pleased to announce two postdoctoral fellowship opportunities. The incumbents will be responsible for leading and participating in research projects in the areas of COVID -19 vaccines, flu vaccines, tumor immunotherapeutics, and drug delivery systems for the above vaccines and therapeutics for tumors, infectious diseases, drug abuse, and autoimmune disorders.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD degree or equivalent in the areas of pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, bioengineering, medical sciences and/or related fields.
-Previous research experience in one or multiple areas of nucleic acid theranostics, immunotherapy, drug delivery, cancer or infectious diseases.
-Excellent writing skills required, as evidenced by publications or grant‐writing experience.
-Experience working with research animals.
-Must possess strong self-motivation, problem-solving ability, and open communication.
-Prior experience working with research animals is required.

Preferred Qualifications

-Previous publications in the areas of nucleic acid theranostics, immunotherapy, drug delivery, cancer or infectious diseases.

Job Open Date 04/14/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

Only electronic applications submitted via VCUJobs will be accepted. Please include a vitae/resume.

For inquiries, please contact Julian Zhu, Ph.D at

Additional Information Quick Link Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working with research animals?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a PhD?
    • Yes
    • No
Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application

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