Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Post Doctoral Research Associate with Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, or related field will be for formulation development, manufacturing, and quality control of nanopharmaceuticals. Prior experience in nanotechnology applied to molecular imaging and drug delivery is preferred. The position requires participation in administrative duties related to proposed project: formatting and preparation of quarterly and annual reports, management of laboratory supplies and workflow.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Develops analytical protocols for quality control and run these analyses on regular basis which include but not limited to cell culture assays, imaging in vitro, NMR, LC-MS, HPLC, TEM/SEM, microscopy.
Design, develops and manufactures needed nanopharmaceuticals.
Produces quarterly scientific reports and contribute to scientific manuscripts and presentations related to the project.
Supports graduate and undergraduate students in their research related to the assigned project.
Performs other related job duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator.
Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, medicinal chemistry, or chemical engineering.
A Minimum 1-3 years of prior laboratory experience is essential.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this position are as follows:
Displays leadership skills in the lab and serves as a role model for junior colleagues (graduate and undergraduate students).
Ability to perform synthetic chemistry bench work.
Ability to perform analytical chemistry methods (HPLC, UV/VIS, MS, NMR)
Ability to collect data in analytical studies.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the University Community.
Must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. The mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and ecumenical campus community.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references.
Catholic in its mission and ecumenical in spirit, Duquesne University values equality of opportunity as an educational institution and as an employer. We aspire to attract and sustain a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic goals and enriches our campus community. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples through our charter membership in this region's HERC (http://www.hercjobs.org/oh-western-pa-wv/).
We invite applicants for this position to learn more about our university and its Spiritan heritage by visiting http://www.duq.edu/about/mission-and-identity/mission-statement. Those invited to campus for an interview may be asked about ways in which they see their talents contributing to the continued growth of our community and furthering its mission.
Duquesne University, a private, Catholic institution, prides itself on being mission-centered and mission-driven. Our employees contribute to our culture of academic excellence and our mission of serving God by serving students. In turn, they enjoy a supportive working environment that values individual talents, encourages teamwork and rewards accomplishments.
A nationally ranked top-tier university, Duquesne has established a legacy of excellence in liberal and professional education. Our 14:1 student-faculty ratio allows our students to work closely with expert faculty. Duquesne has also won accolades and recognition among the nation’s top 20 small research schools for our research initiatives and faculty productivity.
Situated on a 50-acre campus within the city, Duquesne provides a small-town feel in an urban setting. The Pittsburgh region offers a variety of cultural, education and professional opportunities, as well as a safe and affordable lifestyle.
We strive to attract, recruit and retain a dynamic, diverse workforce. Our employees benefit from an array of campus resources that provide convenience and cost savings, including a variety of dining options, a full-ser...vice Starbucks, a retail bank and credit union, a fitness center and year-round wellness programs and onsite parking. Employees also may take advantage of the many educational, cultural and sporting events sponsored by the university.