Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I , Mechanical Engineering , to join a fast-paced, interdisciplinary, and collaborative project team of researchers focused on the translational development of novel transdermal and implantable controlled drug delivery systems. Responsibilities include the formulation of controlled release dosage forms; the design and prototyping of drug delivery devices; in vitro characterization of formulations and devices using analytical and molecular biology assays (e.g., HPLC, ELISA, Circular Dichroism, Instron testing, etc.); and preclinical evaluation of these technologies in relevant small and large animal models (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicity). General responsibilities include conducting experimental procedures, the accurate recording and maintenance of experimental procedures and results, the analysis and summary of experimental results, and working with a multidisciplinary team.
REQUIRED : B.S./B.A. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related scientific field; at least two years' specialized lab experience (which may include experience gained as an undergraduate); demonstrated commitment to producing accurate and high-quality data; experience operating and maintaining technical instruments/equipment; comfort summarizing, reporting, and presenting results to researchers; strong organizational, time management, and documentation skills; willingness to learn new scientific tools and techniques; and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Relevant experience in macromolecule drug formulation (e.g., proteins, peptides) preferred; as is relevant experience with novel drug delivery technologies (e.g., compression tablets, polymer coatings/matrices, micro/nano particles, microneedles, electro-mechanical implants and devices). Job #17172
This a one-year term position with the possibility of extension contingent upon sufficient funding.
Internal Number: 17172
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