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[Computational-biology] Postdoc in Cancer Nano-Medicine at University of Michigan

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University of Michigan, Department of Biomedical Engineering
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Opening for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Cancer Nano-Medicine:

The newly established Cellular Engineering and Nano-Therapeutics
Laboratory (CENT Lab) in the University of Michigan, Department of
Biomedical Engineering, is seeking highly qualified applicants for a
postdoctoral position in the area of drug delivery, polymer
therapeutics, and caner nano-medicine.

Description: The mission of the CENT Lab is to develop novel polymeric
drug delivery systems that can selectively deliver their therapeutic
cargo to target tissues with cellular and sub-cellular accuracy for
treatment of life-threatening diseases. The primary focus for this
postdoctoral position is the development of new polymeric drug delivery
systems for intracellular delivery of therapeutic antisense
oligodeoxynucleotides (ASODN) and short interfering RNA (siRNA)
molecules for treatment of breast cancer. The multidisciplinary nature
of this research project will allow the postdoctoral fellow to utilize
a wide range of sophisticated techniques including polymer and
bioconjugate chemistry, radiochemistry, cellular and molecular biology,
microscopy, in vitro cell culture, and in vivo animal models. This
position is available for one year starting April 2007. Renewal for
subsequent years is contingent upon satisfactory research progress and
the availability of funds.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. degree in
bioengineering, chemical engineering, nanotechnology, cancer biology,
pharmaceutics, or a closely related field. Applicants should have
hands-on research experience utilizing several of the following
techniques: i) formulation and characterization of polymer/nucleic acid
complexes, ii) in vitro cell culture and cell-based assays, iii)
molecular biology techniques such as DNA isolation and RT-PCR, protein
isolation/purification and western blotting, gel electrophoresis, flow
cytometry, and confocal microscopy, iv) use of tumor animal models. The
candidate should be able to work independently and as part of a team,
plan and perform experiments, analyze data, and communicate results in
reports and scientific publications. Good verbal and written
communication skills, ability to manage research projects, and quickly
learning new techniques are also essential.

Review of applications will start on January 15, 2007 and will continue
till the position is filled. The University of Michigan is a premier
research institute. The Department of Biomedical Engineering has one of
the leading programs in the country with a stimulating,
multidisciplinary, and highly collaborative research environment. The
CENT Lab is housed in the newly-constructed Lurie Biomedical
Engineering Building with state-of-the-art facilities and brand new
research equipments. The University of Michigan is an Equal Opportunity

Application detail: http://www.tedjob.com/job_detail.php?id=8557

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