The nanoSTAR Institute in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia is seeking to hire a research scientist to work with the nanoSTAR Director. The successful candidate will serve as a leader of day-to-day laboratory operations and provide research expertise and technical guidance on experimental design, development, optimization, and validation of nanoscale drug development and delivery for medical applications.
QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A Ph.D. degree in Chemical sciences, bioengineering, materials sciences, nanotechnology, or a related field is required. A minimum of 10 years of related experience is required. The individual should possess strong organizational skills to facilitate operational needs, work with core user facilities and multiple faculty research groups across the School of Engineering and Applied Science and with physician scientists from the School of Medicine, regulatory and administrative needs of nanoSTAR. Responsibilities include validating physiochemical properties of various nanoscale formulations or devices for therapy, imaging, and diagnostics. The candidate will also be responsible for working with basic scientists and clinicians to help design in vitro, microfluidic device and cell-based tests, as well as whole organism experiments, to determine the efficacy and safety of these nanoscale formulations or devices. The candidate will be involved in student recruiting and engage in training and mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students. This position is funded through the University of Virginia's Engineering in Medicine program and will specifically focus on medical-related research in collaboration with clinicians and researchers within the School of Medicine. The successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in multidisciplinary research. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in both liposome and polymer preparation and experience in grant writing. Further experience in Medicinal chemistry is highly desirable to bio-conjugate lipids/peptides for Nano preparations.
APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs and attach a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on June 15, 2019, but the position will remain open until filled.
This is a one-year appointment; however, appointment may be renewed in one-year increments, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.
For additional information about the position, please contact Mark Kester, Professor, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions regarding the application process, please contact Rich Haverstrom, Faculty Search Advisor, at email@example.com.
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.