Position Description: The Assistant Development Engineer will conduct research in the areas of drug delivery, especially insulin delivery for diabetes treatment. Responsibilities include bioresponsive materials synthesis and associated characterization using 1H-NMR, 13C-NMR, gel permeation chromatography, high performance liquid chromatography, and mass spectra, preparation of micro-nano formulations, transdermal patches, and injectable gels for insulin delivery and the associated characterizations of formulations/devices using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, fluorescence microscopy and confocal laser scanning microscopy. Responsibilities also include insulin delivery systems characterization, including testing insulin release behavior, evaluating the blood glucose-regulation ability in diabetic animal models, evaluating the biocompatibility of materials, and analyzing experiment results and solving the challenging problems in study. Duties also include managing chemical compounds and waste, project lab space, and equipment, training lab members on the use of equipment and laboratory techniques, presenting and discussing results at group meetings. The incumbent will be required to coordinate and work together as a team with undergraduate and graduate students, and faculty. Experience in materials synthesis, microneedle array patch design and preparation, therapeutic delivery systems design and animal experiment is preferred.
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