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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Chemical and Biological Engineering

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden
Categories: Chemical & Biological Engineering


Position Title:

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Chemical and Biological Engineering

The Opportunity:

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in Professor Anuj Chauhan’s research group to continue the research program focused on developing contact lenses for treating ophthalmic diseases including cystinosis. The successful candidate is expected to work with our collaborators for in vivo experiments and with eternal partners including Cystinosis Ireland. 

  • Design vitamin E and drug loaded contact lenses.
  • Measure release of ophthalmic drugs from contact lenses.
  • Supply drug and vitamin E loaded contact lenses to collaborators for in vivo studies
  • Prepare reports for the funding agency
  • Prepare manuscripts for peer-review publications
  • Present research at conferences and symposiums
  • Assist in writing research grants
  • Serve as mentor to graduate and undergraduate students
Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD. In Chemical Engineering or related field. All PhD requirements should be completed by the time work commences.
  • Previous research experience in one or more areas of biomaterials, drug delivery, modeling, contact lenses, ophthalmology.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in biomaterials and drug delivery. Any experience with ophthalmic drug delivery is preferred but not required.
About Mines & Golden, CO:
Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience.
Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range:

Mines is offering an academic year salary of $50,000 - $63,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards: Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and bleeding edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.
How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV a cover letter (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

Background Investigation Required: Yes

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