A postdoctoral research associate position is available immediately in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy, Howard University for a National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded research. A pharmaceutical scientist or applicant with a strong background in nanoparticle fabrication and characterization is the candidate needed for the position. Applicants with expertise in fabrication and characterization of polymeric nanoparticles for drug delivery applications (especially PLGA-PEG nanoparticles) will be preferred. Applicants should have received a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, cancer research or related areas.
The work requires fabrication and characterization of PLGA-PEG nanoparticles. These require skill in nanoparticle fabrication and characterization using scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, dynamic light scattering for particle sizing, Zeta potential determination, high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), in vitro cytotoxicity evaluations in cancer cell lines, cellular internalization studies using confocal laser scanning microscopy and flow cytometry for apoptosis, cell cycle analysis and binding studies. Experience with animal models for testing is an advantage.
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