Associate Researcher in the Pharmaceutical Chemistry Department at the University of Kansas in the Vaccine Analytics and Formulation Center. The center is focused on the development of pharmaceutical formulations of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines.
50% - Designing and execution of experiments
These duties include carrying out original research relative to the mission of the center. The center is focused on the development of pharmaceutical formulations of biopharmaceuticals and vaccines. Perform experiments on an individual basis that pertain to current research topics in the center including, analytical characterization of complex vaccine antigens using state-of-the-art mass spectrometry and biophysical techniques, stabilization, bulk drug substance and drug product formulation development of a wide variety of macromolecules used as biopharmaceutical drugs and vaccines including peptides, proteins, and virus-like particles by elucidating the interrelated mechanism between physicochemical stability and loss of biological activity.
20% - Write reports and papers
Writes technical reports for the industrial clients, standard operating procedures of new and unique laboratory equipment and scientific papers for peer reviewed journals. Additional responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of proposals to industry clients as well as for federal, state and charitable grant/contracts.
15% - Assist other center members with experiments
Assists the Director of the center, under the discretion and guidance of the principal investigator, to provide experimental and technical supervision of one or more technician, graduate student and/or post-doctoral researchers and/or fellows.
Trains staff in the use of specialized equipment as well coordinates the maintenance of laboratory equipment. Equipment includes but not limited to mass spectrometer, capillary electrophoresis, octet, CD, fluorescence, FT-IR, light scattering, calorimetric techniques, and HPLC.
15% - Routine lab management
These duties include but are not limited ensuring systems are in place for efficient planning of lab supplies, management of laboratory records and documents as well as experimental protocols and data, and coordination of good lab practices and lab safety.
Contact Information to Applicants
Emily Thomas Dykes
Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete application includes an online application, cover letter, resume highlighting pertinent experience relative to the required and preferred qualifications and contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.
To be considered, please apply no later than December 1, 2019.
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University of Kansas - Lawrence
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