Research Associate - Dendrider Nanomedicine: Johns Hopkins Medicine
Johns Hopkins University
Location: Baltimore, Maryland
Internal Number: A-125237-11
The Center for Nanomedicine (CNM) is a unique translational nanotechnology research institute located at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. It brings together engineers, basic scientists, clinical researchers and clinicians working under one roof on translation of novel delivery technologies for therapeutic and diagnostic applications (http://cnm-hopkins.org)
The CNM seeks a highly motivated, creative, and productive 'Research Associate' with a strong background in organic, dendrimer/polymer, and/or pharmaceutical chemistry. This is a faculty rank (non-tenure track) position at Hopkins Medicine. The position is in the group of Professor Kannan Rangaramanujam (Co-director, Center for Nanomedicine, Johns Hopkins Medicine). The individual will work closely with researchers in engineering and medicine in the area of developing and characterizing multi-functional nanodevices for the treatment and imaging of neuroinflammation and neurodegenerative disorders. Strong collaborations with many medical departments (ophthalmology, anesthesiology and critical care, neuroscience, neurosurgery, Brain Science Institute, Kennedy-Krieger Institute) are a key feature of the research. The group has extensive polymer, in vitro and in vivo characterization facilities, with labs located at the state-of-the-art Smith Building at the Wilmer Eye Institute. The dendrimer technology is undergoing clinical translation. The position is available from June 2023, with a competitive salary, will be for 1-2 years, and may continue if performance is satisfactory.
The candidate is expected to have a doctoral degree in organic, dendrimer/polymer, or pharmaceutical chemistry, or engineering.
Postdoctoral experience (3-4 years) in the field of dendrimer chemistry is highly desirable.
Experience with innovative synthesis approaches, polymer/dendrimer-drug conjugation, linker chemistry, peptide/antibody chemistry, hydrogels, modern purification, chromatography/mass spectroscopy techniques, and an ability to handle small quantities (~100 Âµg) and large quantities (~ 10-50 g) is helpful.
The chosen candidate will assist in developing plans for research projects, manage grant-related work and multi-disciplinary collaborations, write research proposals, mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and will work in the cutting-edge area of using nanostructured materials for drug delivery.
The candidate must be a strong team player, and have excellent writing and communication skills.
Applicants are encouraged to submit an electronic curriculum vitae and a short cover letter describing research interests, experience, and qualifications via the "Apply Now" link. Please submit any inquiries to Prof. Kannan Rangaramanujam (email@example.com) at the CNM. Successful candidates will be asked to provide letters of reference from mentors/supervisors from previous and current affiliations.
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