德克萨斯大学奥斯汀分校(University of Texas at Austin，简称UT Austin)，成立于1883年，是德克萨斯州大学系统中的主校区，也是德克萨斯州境内最顶尖的高等学府之一， 建于1883年， 主校园离位于奥斯汀的德克萨斯州州政府总部不足一里。现有学生人数49,696(2005年秋季统计资料)，为全美单一校园中学生人数中第五大的大学(2005年秋季统计资料)。除奥斯汀主校区外，Pickle研究校区(J. J. Pickle Research Campus)位于奥斯汀北部，而该校天文系亦负责位于得州西部戴维斯山区的麦当劳天文台。
Prof. Maria Croyle, is hiring new post-doc orvisiting scholarfor her lab to work on projects involving our thin film technology. This is a great opportunity for any recent life science who have experience or are looking to get involved in translational biomaterials research.
A position is available immediately within the laboratory of Dr. Maria Croyle at the University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy.
The successful applicant will participate in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research program focused on vaccine development.
The successful applicant will participate in the development of methods for thermostabilization of vaccines and biological drugs and delivery through needle-free platforms.
This position also offers training for potential transition into a growing biotechnology industry in Texas and throughout the United States.
The focus of this position is to evaluate the physical and chemical properties of a panel of vaccines and biologic drugs and design strategies for maintain potency during storage at ambient and elevated temperatures.
A secondary focus will be the evaluation of the performance of stabilized biologics after administration in a needle free manner.
The successful applicant will also be responsible for interacting with industrial and academic collaborators with respect to experimental design and dissemination of results and preparations of test materials.
They will work in a team environment and execute well-controlled scientific experiments. Specific responsibilities include planning, designing, completing and troubleshooting experiments.
The candidate will be expected to adapt or modify experimental methods to establish specifications, and to prepare technical summaries for use in proposals, protocols, presentation at internal and national meetings, and publication of research papers.
The candidate will be expected to make and record detailed observations, and maintain a complete and thorough laboratory notebook.
Strong quantitative analytical skills are required, as well as the ability to interpret and summarize complex scientific data in a clear and concise manner.
Strong communication skills are essential, along with excellent organizational skills and the ability to prioritize/manage multiple, changing projects.
Key responsibilities include:
Design experimental protocols to analyze and characterize formulations and payload stabilityOptimize formulations, as needed, for therapeutic payload some of which are Biosafety II agentsPerform In Vivo studies in small animal modelsPerform experiments in a timely fashion by agreed-upon deadlinesReport weekly R&D progress in weekly lab meetings and with remote collaboratorsPublish novel research in collaboration with clients/partners in high quality peer-reviewed scientific journals.Provide support in writing and the preparation of grant applications (NIH, NSF, DOD etc.).Perform other duties as required
Education and Experience:
A post-PhD or visiting scholarin Materials Science, Bioengineering, Drug Delivery, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or other related life sciences is required.0-2 years post-PhD research experience preferred.Demonstrated ability to adapt to diverse interdisciplinary research projects is required.Superior time management skills and ability to multitask between different research projects is required.Excelled interpersonal and communication skills and documentation practices are a must.Experience in aseptic technique, working under BSL II conditions, and animal work a plus.