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Postdoctoral Scholar - Benoit Lab

Employer
University of Oregon
Location
Oregon, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 11, 2024

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Postdoctoral Scholar - Benoit Lab

Job no: 533631

Work type: Faculty - Other

Location: Eugene, OR

Categories: Biology/Life Sciences, Research/Scientific/Grants, Chemistry, Data Science

Department: Knight Campus
Rank: Postdoctoral Scholar
Annual Basis: 12 Month

Review of Applications Begins

April 15, 2024; position open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with your online application, please upload your CV and a cover letter that details your qualifications for this position.

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

The Benoit lab works at the interface of medicine and engineering, with an emphasis on precisely controlling biomaterial functionality and architecture to treat diseases, control cell behavior, or answer fundamental biological questions. In particular, we are focusing on two avenues: synthetic hydrogels with tunable degradation and mechanical properties as a synthetic extracellular matrix analog for the culture and delivery of cells for regenerative medicine approaches and polymers formed using reversible-addition fragmentation chain transfer polymerization (RAFT), a controlled, living polymerization strategy, designed with drug delivery applications in mind. Our overall hypothesis is that by using bottom-up approaches, we can design ‘smart' materials with distinct capabilities, such as controlling cell behavior or overcoming delivery barriers.

Position Summary

The Postdoctoral Scholar will be responsible for conducting research and technical activities related to sponsored projects in Dr. Benoit's lab; will conduct data analysis and collaborate on reporting findings and discoveries in written and verbal form; and will manage, maintain, and provide technical expertise for Benoit lab equipment, protocols, and programs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, biology, engineering, or similar field.
  • Lab experience in bioengineering or related field in a university setting.
  • Evidence of past productivity.

    Professional Competencies

  • Strong communication skills.

    Preferred Qualifications

  • Technical, research, and/or analytic experience in a corporate or university setting as an intern or an employee.
  • Experience with grant writing.
  • Small animal surgical experience.
  • Expertise with biological imaging equipment and facilities.

    The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

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    To apply, visit https://careers.uoregon.edu/en-us/job/533631/postdoctoral-scholar-benoit-lab



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