College of A&S - CHM - Postdoctoral Associate - STA (Fuwu Zhang)
University of Miami

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The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Laboratory of Dr. Fuwu Zhang at the Department of Chemistry has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate in the field of polymer chemistry, drug delivery, and nanomedicine. Our research interests lie broadly in organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, drug delivery, and nanomedicine, with emphasis on the translation of polymer chemistry to functional nanomaterials designed for advanced disease treatment.

A recent Ph.D. degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Pharmaceutical Sciences is required. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in organic chemistry and polymer chemistry. Experience with drug delivery, nanoformulation, cell-based assays is desired but not required. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing novel degradable polymers for the delivery of various therapeutic agents toward the treatment of cancer, diabetes, and other diseases. Other duties include, but are not limited to, preparing research reports and technical papers for publishing, and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students. The successful candidate must be self-motivated, highly organized, and able to communicate efficiently in a multidisciplinary team.

Core Job Functions

*Conducts research on specific areas of study as assigned.
*Prepares research reports and technical papers for publishing.
*Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the-art techniques.
*Stays abreast of current literature.
*Designs and synthesize organic compounds and novel polymers of interest.
*Conduct physical and chemical testing of prepared materials.
*Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

Minium Qualifications:

Ph.D. Required

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