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Posted April 14, 2014

Two Positions Available Within the Particle Chemistry Group at STEMCELL in Vancouver, BC

There are a couple of job opportunities available (attached) within the Particle Chemistry group at STEMCELL. Specifically, they are looking for highly-capable MSc or BSc level students. For the MSc position they are looking for candidates with experience in the bioconjugation of particles while for the BSc position they are looking for someone to focus on chemical particle synthesis.

Check out the details for the MSc level position here and for the BSc level position here.

Posted March 5, 2014

Tenure Track Position in Nanomedicine and Pharmaceutics Available in Vancouver, BC

Applications are invited for a full-time tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor of Nanomedicine, Pharmaceutics & Biopharmaceutics. The Faculty is continuing the development of its research priority in the field of Nanomedicine and Novel Drug Therapy platforms. In particular we wish to focus on the areas of siRNA/oligonucleotide/DNA based cellular delivery, protein therapeutics, polymer-based diagnostics and theranostics, receptor-based anticancer (chemo)therapy, and targeted personalized medicine.

Applicants for this position should possess a Ph.D. degree, preferably in Pharmaceutics or Biomedical Engineering, relevant postdoctoral research experience, strong research skills and an outstanding publication record.  A proven record of successful competition for national research funding (CIHR, NSERC, etc.) as a Principal Investigator is essential. An undergraduate degree in pharmacy is desirable but not required. Expertise in biomaterials and drug delivery, controlled/targeted drug release and/or drug transport phenomena, pharmacokinetics, nanomedicine, especially as this relates to biopharmaceutics at the cellular and/or whole organ level, are preferred. Experience in the nanobiology and nanomedicine field, including preclinical, translational and first clinical testing of nanomedical devices would be a distinct advantage.

The major focus of this position will be the continued development of an outstanding research program supported by extensive extramural funding.  Other responsibilities will include teaching and training students in the pharmaceutical sciences undergraduate program and pharmaceutics & nanomedicine graduate program.

The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences is experiencing unprecedented growth and expansion, and is now located in a new state-of–the–art $133-million, 246,000-square-foot facility on UBC’s Vancouver campus underpinned by world-class infrastructure and equipment.  The building also houses one of the Faculty’s key partners, the Centre for Drug Research and Development (, and is within easy reach of other major health science faculties, core research facilities and major clinical centres.

Salary is negotiable, commensurate with experience and subject to final budgetary approval. The closing date for applications is March 21 and will continue until the position is filled; preferred start date is July 1, 2014. Interested individuals are requested to submit a letter of application with a brief description of research interests, a curriculum vitae, copies of up to five publications, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names of four referees to:


Urs Hafeli, Chair, Nanomedicine Search Committee

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences

The University of British Columbia

2405 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z3, Canada

Faculty Website:


Please submit electronic applications through the UBC Careers Website:

Posted March 13, 2014

Postdoc Position – Nanochemistry for Nanomedicine

The Institute of Electronic Structure and LASER (IESL) of the Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (FORTH) (, in the frame of the project “Development of Interdisciplinary Research Activities Towards System Biology (BIOSYS) and its work package dealt with Tailored Nanoparticles for Nanomedicine, which is funded in part by the General Secretariat for Research & Technology, the Ministry of Education, Greece and the EC in the framework of the European Regional Development Fund (Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship, NSRF 2007-2013), is seeking to recruit one (1) Post-doctoral Researcher.

The project will optimize high-temperature solution chemistry and self-assembly approaches for the growth of iron-oxide secondary nanostructures with defined composition, tunable and narrow size distribution. It will develop inorganic nanoparticle assemblies that aim at improving magnetically driven diagnosis and treatment methods. Further understanding of the materials’ interactions with leaving organisms is sought.

Position Requirements

  • PhD in a relevant field
  • Demonstrated ability in colloidal chemistry (Nanochemistry)
  • Experience in ΤΕΜ, magnetometry, XRD, spectroscopy (UV-IR, NMR)
  • Excellent knowledge of English language
  • A background in biological sciences (e.g. Biology) will be an advantage

Job responsibilities entail experimental research, dissemination of findings, research report writing, mentoring early-carrier researchers and help furthering Institutional collaborations.

Application Submission

- more details via the web-site:

- not later than 4 April 2014 by email to Ms Aggeliki Tsigkri (, with cc to the Scientific Coordinator, Dr Alexandros Lappas ( Start Date: 14 April 2014 or as soon as possible thereafter. Contract Duration of 12 Months with option for extension.

Posted February 25, 2014

Postdoc Position - Magnetic Resonance Elastography

The Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, in collaboration with the Rudi Schulte Research Institute and Montefiore Medical Center, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral research associate to work in a new program focusing on MR Elastography in pediatric hydrocephalus. Our lab is interested in understanding the role which brain elasticity plays in disease progression and the occurrence of chronic headache, as it relates to CSF drainage disorders and slit ventricle syndrome. The position will be for a 3 year period.

The main qualifications for the position include a PhD in physics, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline, a strong background in MR physics and pulse sequence programming (Philips sequence environment preferred), and expertise in image processing and data analysis. Programming experience should include the commonly used packages, such as C , Matlab, and FSL. The candidate should have significant experience in imaging in a clinical setting and a strong background in the development and/or application of novel methods for human brain imaging, such as DTI / fMRI / structural MRI data analyses. Prior experience with MR Elastography is not necessary, but candidates with such experience will be given preference. The candidate will be expected to be involved in all aspects of the project, including sequence and hardware design, image and data analysis, statistical analysis, as well as interfacing with the clinical team for patient recruitment and scheduling. Competitive salary and benefits will be offered based on qualifications.

The Gruss MRRC is located on the main campus of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. The Center has a multinuclear 3.0 Tesla Whole Body Philips Achieva (Dual TX, 32 Channel head coil) human system and a 9.4 T Direct Drive Varian animal system. Image processing facilities including a computing cluster, multiple Linux workstations and PCs with imaging and general software installed. Please visit our website for more details (

Please send your CV, along with the names of three references to Mark Wagshul, PhD,

Posted November 27, 2013

Postdoc Position available at Clemson University

Clemson University is seeking applications for a postdoctoral research associate position in Chemical Engineering and Environmental Toxicology as part of the Nanomaterial Fate and Toxicity strategic research initiative. The Postdoc will work as part of a strong interdisciplinary team of engineers, chemists and toxicologists; connecting nanomaterial synthesis and characterization with studies to determine the environmental and human health hazards associated with emerging nanotechnologies.

Applicants must have an earned Ph.D. (or equivalent) in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related field with research interests in the societal implications of nanomaterials. Candidates with expertise in nanoparticle synthesis and characterization are required. Experience in solution based methods for the synthesis of ligand-stabilized metal or metal oxide nanoparticles of well-defined size, shape and surface chemistry is preferred.

Responsibilities of the Postdoc include laboratory research and data analysis, dissemination of findings, preparation of research reports and proposals, mentoring graduate and undergraduate researchers, and contributing to the development of university / industry collaborations. Applications received by December 31, 2013 are guaranteed full consideration; however, applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. Send a cover letter, C.V., a statement of your research interests, and a list of at least five references as a single pdf document titled your_name_nanopostdoc.pdf to Alternatively, applications can be mailed to: Dr. Chris Kitchens, Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, Clemson University, 127 Earle Hall, Clemson, SC 29634-0909.

Clemson University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group of individuals on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information.

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