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How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their CV and cover letter to Prof. Beata Chertok CV should include candidate’s educational background, brief description of technical skills, an updated list of research publications and contact information for 3 referees. Cover letter should provide a brief summary of candidate’s specific expertise, research interests and career objectives.

Job Summary

This postdoctoral research fellow position is with the Chertok laboratory for “Remote and Image-Guided Therapeutics” at the University of Michigan. Our laboratory develops magnetically- and acoustically-responsive biomaterials for remotely modulated and image-guided drug/gene delivery and personalized therapy. The qualified candidate will contribute to our projects focusing on stimulation of the immune system for cancer therapy through integration of biomaterial-based drug/gene delivery platforms and immunology. The postdoctoral researcher will have a unique opportunity to work at the frontier of interdisciplinary drug delivery/bio-actuation/immunotherapy research and gain experience with a broad range of experimental approaches in the field ranging from development of nano-/micro-drug-carriers to exploration of in vivo activity in animal models using bio-actuation and medical imaging modalities.

Required Qualifications*

We are looking for strongly driven and independent PhD-level scientists. Candidates must have excellent communication skills in English. A successful candidate will have one of the following types of expertise:
1)         Biomaterials/formulation scientist: A successful candidate must have a strong background in development of nano/micro-scale formulations, bioconjugation chemistry, development of analytical methods for biomaterial/formulation characterization, quantitative aptitude and a Ph.D. degree in pharmaceutics/materials engineering/bioengineering/chemical engineering or related discipline. Experience with lipid-based formulations for gene delivery, magnetically/acoustically-responsive materials and in vivo work with rodent models is a plus.
2)         Cancer Immunologist: A successful candidate must have a strong background in cancer immunology/immunotherapy including experience with rodent models of cancer and characterization of cancer immunity. Experience with ex vivo tissue analysis, including profiling of immune cell subsets using flow cytometry/flow-assisted cell sorting, isolation and culture of primary cells and immunohistochemistry is required. Experience with molecular biology/recombinant work, immunological evaluation of immunotherapies/gene therapies and in vivo small animal imaging is a plus.     

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.