Post Doctoral Fellow: Dry Powder Vaccine Formulation by Spray Drying We have an opportunity for a post-doctoral position to pursue research on formulating and characterization of vaccines by the process of spray drying. The candidate will be working on multiple projects, one of the project is being funded by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). The successful candidate will work with Dr. Pavan Muttil at the College of Pharmacy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM.
Project Description: It has been shown that vaccines in a dry powder form will be more stable at elevated temperature than in a liquid formulation. Besides, dry powders in the right size range can be delivered by the pulmonary route to elicit an immune response that is different than a response induced by parenteral vaccination. This project involves preparing dry powder live vaccines (BSL-2 agents) by the process of spray drying and subsequently characterizing the dry powder vaccines. The characterization of the dry powders will include looking at particle size, powder morphology using electron microscopy, etc. Any experience in microbiological techniques such as plating of bacteria as well as working with animals will be helpful. The ideal candidate will have a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related field. Excellent communication skills (written and spoken), and the ability to work closely with others are very important. The candidate should have a strong motivation to pursue research and should also be a self-starter and be fairly independent.
Applicants are requested to email the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cover letter (or email) briefly describing your experience and qualifications as they relate to the above requirements.
CV, listing educational degrees received (or expected) and all prior research experience.
List of relevant publications.
Names of 3 references familiar with your research.
Informal inquiries are also welcome. There is no deadline for applying, but candidates are encouraged to apply soon for best consideration as the position needs to be filled soon.
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Post Doctoral Research Associate in Structural and Functional relationship of nitric oxide Synthesis A postdoctoral research associate position is open immediately to study structural and functional relationship of nitric oxide synthase. The candidate will combine biochemical, biophysical, and molecular biology approaches to address the molecular mechanisms in regulation of nitric oxide synthase. Responsibilities include but not limit to expression and purification of nitric oxide synthase and calmodulin proteins/mutants, rapid kinetics studies, and preparation of enzyme intermediates for spectroscopy studies.
Requirements: Ph.D. in Bioinorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a related field with a record of peer-reviewed publications. Applicants should have experience in protein expression and purification, potentiometric titration, or rapid kinetics (stopped flow or flash photolysis). A strong background in molecular biology and experience in protein biochemistry is desirable. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with demonstrated ability to carry out independent research.
Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, including a list of peer reviewed publications, a brief description of research activities, and the contact information for three references. Interested applicants should e-mail materials to: Jim Feng, Ph.D., College of Pharmacy, 2502 Marble NE, MSC09 5360, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131, USA, e-mail: email@example.com , Phone: 505-925-4326
Other postdoctoral positions are available in the College of Pharmacy. Please contact the Principal Investigator to inquire about specific opportunities.
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