The Department of Chemistry at the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) is seeking highly qualified applicants for a Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Associate position under the direction of Marya Ahmed. This position is subject to final budgetary approval.
The focus of this Post-Doctoral Fellow Research Associate appointment will be on development of peptide based polymeric biomaterials for drug delivery and cryopreservation and their analysis in vitro and in vivo in cancer models. Chemistry Department at University of Prince Edward Island is well-equipped with polymerization and peptide formulation techniques and analysis equipment including GPC, HPLC, and peptide synthesizer and has access to tissue culture laboratory.
The candidate will coordinate and implement research projects, will work towards future funding opportunities, will participate in data processing, analysis, report submission and presentation of results during meetings. The successful candidate will also collaborate with other group members on various projects and will be involved in manuscript writing.
- Bachelor of Science with a major in Chemistry
- PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry with Postdoc experience in Expertise in conducting bioassays (anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anticoagulant), performing PCR assays, microbiology techniques, animal handling and toxicological studies and in developing cryopreservation materials will be an asset
- The candidate must be able to work with minimal supervision
- Strong writing and data analysis skills
- Excellent organizational skills
Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae, list of referees, and a statement of interest in one application package using the link below. Applications will not be accepted via email.
UPEI is committed to equity, diversity, inclusion, and reconciliation and believes in providing a positive learning and working environment where every person feels empowered to contribute. UPEI is committed to the principle of equity in employment and encourages applications from underrepresented groups including women, Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities.
In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.
Review of applications will begin on June 12, 2023. Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.