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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemical and Biological
Colorado School of Mines
welcomes applications for a
postdoctoral fellow position in Professor Anuj Chauhan’s research
group tin the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering to
continue the research program focused on developing contact
lenses for delivering ophthalmic drugs to treat anterior segment
and posterior segment diseases
. The successful candidate is
expected to work with our collaborators on in vivo
· Design vitamin E and drug loaded contact lenses.
· Design contact lenses for sustained release of biologics
· Measure release of ophthalmic drugs from contact lenses.
· Supply drug loaded contact lenses to collaborators for in vivo
· Prepare reports for the funding agency
· Prepare manuscripts for peer-review publications
· Present research at conferences and symposiums
· Assist in writing research grants
· Serve as mentor to graduate and undergraduate students
· Performs other duties as assigned
· PhD. In Chemical Engineering or related field. All PhD
requirements should be completed by the time work commences.
· Previous research experience in one or more areas of
biomaterials, drug delivery, modeling, contact lenses,
· Experience in biomaterials and drug delivery. Any experience with
ophthalmic drug delivery is preferred but not required.
Job Demands and Working Conditions
· Must be able to re-locate and work in-person in the
Potential Environmental Conditions/Hazards
· Be skilled in the handling of common solvents and gas
About Mines & Golden, CO
When the world looks for answers, the world looks to Mines.
Colorado School of Mines is a top-ranked public university solving
the grand challenges facing our society, particularly those related
to the Earth, energy and the environment. Founded in 1874 with
specialties in mining and metallurgy, Mines’ scope and mission have
continually expanded to meet the needs of industry and society.
Today, we are the No. 38 public university in the nation,
recognized for our innovation and undergraduate teaching in
science, technology engineering and math (U.S. News and World
Mines graduates are change makers, boundary breakers and problem
solvers. Since our earliest days, a Mines education has been and
continues to be a transformational opportunity, with one of the
strongest returns on investment out there for talented STEM
students of all backgrounds.
At the same time, Mines faculty members are pushing their fields in
new directions, whether that’s manufacturing, space resources,
quantum engineering, carbon capture or more. Mines was recently
classified as a R1 “Very High Activity” research institution by
Carnegie, a notable feat for any university but particularly one of
our size .
Are you looking for an inspiring, mission-driven workplace where
you can contribute to solving the world’s problems and educating
the next generation of change makers? Are you an individual who
values a diverse and inclusive community, where our different
perspectives, experiences and cultures enrich the educational and
Look to Mines.
Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for
all persons. Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex,
gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry,
creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin,
disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status
or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate
against community members for filing complaints regarding or
implicating any of these protected statuses.
Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action,
equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the
administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities
and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and
Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies
with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations,
executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent
discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the
Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of
inequity or concerns for safety.
Salary and Benefits
Annual salary rate of $56,000 - $59,500
Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s
education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope
and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role,
work location, and external market and internal value when
determining a salary level for potential new employees. Mines is
proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health
& wellness, and work/life balance offerings. Our portfolio of
benefits includes fully paid medical and dental premiums as well as
vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life
insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines’
leadership and innovation bring proximity and access to several
research centers, consortia, agencies, labs, and leading-edge
technology. For more information, visit Mines benefits
All Mines employees also have access to discount programs through
the State of Colorado and free tickets for Mines Athletics home
games, as well as access to the on-campus Recreation Center
(fitness classes and training, swimming pool and more), equipment
rentals through the Outdoor Rec Center, the Colorado State Employee
Assistance Program (CSEAP), and backup child and elder care. Coming
soon is an on-campus daycare center. For more information about
benefits at Mines, go to mines.edu/human-resources/benefits
How to Apply
Applicants will be asked to complete an online application
(personal information, demographic information, references, veteran
status) and upload a CV and Statement of Interest . References will
not be collected or contacted until later in the selection process
and the candidate will be informed before that contact is made.
with any questions.
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual,
transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and
individuals with disabilities to apply. Mines welcomes everyone to
our team; in your application, please feel free to note which
pronouns you use (For example - she/her/hers, he/him/his,
they/them/theirs, etc ). If you need reasonable accommodation at
any point in the application or interview process, please let us
Background Investigation Required
If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you
will enjoy your career with us!