The College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time 1.00 FTE, 12-month, fixed-term, Research Associate or Senior Research Associate 1 position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Department Head as appropriate.
The Sahay Lab at the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at Oregon State University is developing non-viral vectors for gene therapy. Lipid based nanoparticles were pivotal for the success of mRNA vaccines The current project aims to develop targeted nanotherapeutics for prime editing for treatment of inherited genetic diseases. This position will utilize expertise in nanomedicine and perform studies that will enable preclinical IND studies. The incumbent will be responsible for working with chemists, biologists, and clinicians and help in translational activity with the Center for Drug Delivery of Imaging (CIDDI). The lab is comprised of an interdisciplinary team and supports collaborations with formulation scientists, biologists, engineers and clinicians, in addition to career development of team members and growth as independent scientists. The lab is located at the SW Waterfront of the Robertson Life Sciences Building in Portland, OR that houses scientists from OSU, OHSU and PSU.
Requires PhD or terminal degree and experience in the academic discipline/unit.
Minimum Qualifications (All Ranks)
PhD in Chemistry, Organic Chemistry and/or synthetic chemistry.
Strong background in chemistry, polymer chemistry, and/or lipid chemistry.
Ability to effectively analyze data and communicate with others.
Ability to communicate effectively to a variety of audiences in both written and spoken English.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
Experience with chemical synthesis and characterization.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
For Appointment at the Rank of Research Associate
Record of publication in drug delivery and nanomedicine.
For Appointment at the Rank of Senior Research Associate I
Four years of professional research experience and a strong record of publication and presentation in drug delivery and nanomedicine.
The work will take place on the OHSU campus both at the South Waterfront (RLSB) and Marquam Hill facilities.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is commensurate with education, training, and experience.
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