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  • Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemistry
    University of Massachusetts, Lowell

    Job no: 495734
    Position type: Staff Full Time
    Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
    Campus: UMass Lowell
    Department: Chemistry
    Applications Open: Sep 28 2018
    Applications Close:

    General Summary of Position:

    This position involves assisting in the research in Professor Yan's lab in developing nanotherapeutics to combat antimicrobial resistance. The goal of this project is to investigate the mechanism of how nanotherapeutics target bacteria. Specifically, the project involves the synthesis of carbohydrate-functionalized nanomaterials and detailed mechanistic investigations of how they interact and target bacteria. The position requires an extensive knowledge and experience in microbiology and cell biology. The candidate will have demonstrated ability to conduct independent research, strong work ethics and research productivity.

    Minimum Qualifications (Required):

    Earned PhD in biomedical engineering, biology, chemistry or a related field by the time of the appointment
    Strong knowledge in nanomedicine
    Deep understanding of human and bacteria cell structures
    Strong lab techniques in microbiology and molecular biology assays
    A minimal of at least 3 years’ experience working with cell and bacteria cultures
    Ability to design and synthesize functional nanomaterials
    Strong independent problem solving skills
    Strong written and oral communication skills

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

    Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

    This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

    Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.

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