Postdoctoral Scholar - Pharmaceutical Sciences/Drug Delivery

Oregon State University

Portland, OR

ID: 7090071
Posted: December 3, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar-Pharmaceutical Sciences/Drug Delivery
Institution: Oregon State University, College of Pharmacy, Portland, OR
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Location: Robertson Life Science Building, Portland, OR USA
Principle Investigator: Adam Alani, PhD
Position Starting Date: January-2022
Application Deadline: December 15th, 2021 or until filled

Position Description The objective of the position is to support NIH funded research on the development of clinically relevant formulations for Nerve-Specific Fluorophores to improved Nerve Sparing during image guided surgery. This position will support the lab to
• Develop clinically relevant formulations for the delivery of the synthesized fluorophores
• Screen different formulation platforms and evaluate their feasibility for clinical use
• Synthesize and characterize polymeric delivery platforms for the fluorophores’ formulations and assess their feasibility as nanotherapeutics delivery agents
• Evaluate the efficacy and the safety of the developed formulations in vitro and in vivo models
• Conduct a comprehensive pharmacokinetic study to establish dosing regimen, quantify biodistribution, and model the concentration time profile in blood and the tissue to establish the PK/PD parameters.
• Generate and analyze data and contributing writing to scientific manuscripts
• Assist in lab management, ordering materials, and training
• Maintain laboratory notebooks, protocols and reagents to maximize the efficient use of resources

Minimum Qualification:
Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Bioengineering, Drug delivery and formulation, Nanotherapeutics for cancer treatment, or related field is required with a record of publications in internationally recognized journals.

Preferred Qualifications:
Strong background in drug formulations with emphasis on polymer drug delivery systems and their use as nanotherapeutic delivery agents.
Strong background in polymer synthesis and characterization, pharmacokinetics and PK/PD study design and modeling.
Strong writing skills and publication record, public speaking experience, working with a team.

Employment Period: The position is for 1 year and can be extended up to four years.

Salary includes health benefits, is based on the National institute of Health and Oregon State guidelines; is commensurate with education and experience.

Application Materials (a PDF file) include: (1) cover letter; (2) CV; (3) the contact information of three references. Please email the requested items to [email protected]

Adam G. Alani, PhD
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy, OSU
2730 S Moody Ave