Post-Doctoral Research Fellow – Chemistry and Nanoparticle Formulation (73197)

The Zhang Laboratory ( at College of Pharmacy, University of Florida is seeking a self-motivated postdoctoral scholar to develop mRNA delivery platform for cellular engineering. The responsibilities include chemical synthesis, formulation (lipid nanoparticles) development, supporting pharmacological/tox studies utilizing in vitro and in vivo model systems.

This position provides NIH-standard salaries, health, and retirement plans. The postdoc will have the opportunity to lead the project, participate in lab management and grant writing. The candidate is also eligible to apply for the Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowship supported by UF Cancer Center.

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Florida ranks No.5 in the U.S. (U.S. News 2020). 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 for disease treatment.

Ph.D. degree with a strong background and lab experience in organic chemical synthesis, lipid/polymer nanoparticles formulation, nucleic acids, drug delivery, in vitro / in vivo assays.

Preferred Qualifications: 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 and graduate students in the lab.

Apply here or request further information by email to Dr. Fan Zhang ( ).

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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