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Please apply by uploading your letter of application, CV, the names of at least 5 potential references, and at least 5 first-authored publications.  Applications will begin to be reviewed immediately and will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.

Job Summary

An Assistant Research Scientist position is available in the Moon Lab ( within the College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor on (1) development of novel technologies at the interface of immunology and engineering, (2) design and development of drug candidates for enhancing immune functions against cancer and infectious diseases using advanced in vitro and in vivo high-throughput methods, and (3) translational research using nanotechnology, biomaterials, drug delivery, cell and tissue engineering to detect and manipulate immune responses in vivo. We use a variety of methods including nanomaterials, polymer and scaffold synthesis, organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, biochemistry, advanced microscopy, and whole animal in vivo imaging. 


The successful candidate will coordinate drug development and delivery in collaboration with other labs in the area of immunoengineering and will oversee daily operations including:  managing the personnel and budget; communicating with collaborators; writing reports, manuscripts, patents, and grant applications; and mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral fellows for nanomedicine/immunoengineering studies.  

Required Qualifications*

  • PhD degree in pharmaceutical sciences or related field
  • 3-5 years of related experience
  • Extensive knowledge and skills in biomaterials, drug delivery, pharmaceutics, and pre-clinical animal studies to support drug discovery
  • Good communication skills and willingness to work in a highly multidisciplinary team with other engineers, bioengineers, pharmaceutical scientists, and immunologists are required

Desired Qualifications*

  • Successful candidates will have a strong publication history with at least 5 first-authored publications, and Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical/chemical engineering, and/or immunology.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.