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Post-doctoral Fellow - Materials, Drug Delivery

Job Description:

Position is with:

The Schneider group designs and characterizes novel materials for drug and cell delivery and antibacterial therapy. We are particularly interested in peptide and protein-based hydrogel materials formed by self-assembly mechanisms. Our work spans molecular conception, materials synthesis, nano- and bulk mechanical materials characterization, cell-material interactions, biocompatibility, and assessment of performance efficacy. Our basic research establishes how material composition and structure influences material function and lays the foundation to ultimately translate materials to the clinic. We are hiring several postdoctoral fellows to join the team.  Skills in any of following areas are desirable: peptide synthesis, spectroscopy, microscopy, cell culture, rheology, bioassays, and biophysical techniques. Our group is a haven for chemists, chemical, materials and bioengineers, biophysicists and multidisciplinary scientists.

Qualifications and Job Details:

  • Degree Required: Ph.D. or equivalent
  • Location: Frederick, Maryland
  • Appointment Type: Training Position
  • Work Schedule: Full-time position
  • Citizenship: US Citizenship not required - (ie, permanent resident, visa)
  • Stipend: Commensurate with experience

REQUIRED SKILLS:

peptide synthesis, spectroscopy, microscopy, cell culture, rheology, bioassays, and biophysical techniques. 

About the NCI Center for Cancer Research:

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is home to nearly 250 basic and clinical research groups located on two campuses just outside of Washington, D.C. CCR is part of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and makes up the largest component of the research effort at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Centrally supported by long-term funding and a culture of complete intellectual freedom, CCR scientists are able to pursue the most important and challenging problems in cancer research. We collaborate with academic and commercial partners and advocacy groups across the world in efforts to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and HIV/AIDS. The CCR research portfolio covers the full spectrum of biological and biomedical research. Our work ranges from basic to translational and clinical, and our clinical trials are conducted in the NIH Clinical Center, the world’s largest hospital dedicated to clinical research that offers a robust infrastructure to support CCR’s patients on an estimated 250 open studies. The success of CCR is grounded in an exceptionally strong discovery research program that provides the foundation for the seamless translation of insights from bench to bedside. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences.

Frederick is the second largest city in Maryland but retains a “small town” feel, surrounded by mountain views with a vibrant Main Street community. The city offers outstanding schools, a balanced and thriving economy and a highly educated workforce.

How to Apply:

Submit:
  • CV/Resume
  • One Reference

Additional Application Information:

Please email Dr. Schneider to express your interest.

Contact Name: Joel Schneider

Contact Email: Joel.Schneider@nih.gov

For questions contact: Joel Schneider, Joel.Schneider@nih.gov

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