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Post : Postdoctoral position in inhalational drug therapy for pulmonary arterial hypertension

A postdoctoral position is available, with an anticipated start date in May 2020, at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Amarillo. The candidate for the position will be working on nano and microparticle-based drug delivery systems for inhalational therapy for PAH, a rare pulmonary vascular disease. The candidate should have a PhD in pharmaceutical, pharmacological or drug delivery sciences with an excellent writing skill in English. An ideal candidate should have first-authored publications demonstrating his/her hands-on experience in preparation and characterization of particulate drug delivery systems including pegylated liposomes, PLGA particles, and exosomal vesicle-based drug delivery. In addition to the expertise in drug delivery, the applicant must be well-versed in animal handlings (rats) including complex surgery for right heart catheterization (RHC) in rat model of PAH for the measurement of mean pulmonary arterial pressure, histopathogical evaluation of lungs and hearts, and pharmacokinetic studies in rats.

Other expertise required for a successful candidate include hands-on experience in various analytical methods such as ELISA, Western blot analysis, UPLC, and LC/MS-MS. A doctoral or postdoctoral training at an institute in the United States will be a plus. An exceptionally qualified candidate who has most of the above skills in drug delivery and pharmacokinetics but is not familiar with RHC in rats are also encouraged to apply if he/she is a quick learner and have experience in other micro-surgical interventions in rodents. Candidates with no experience in RHC will have opportunity to receive training in RHC, PAH related methodology and inhalational drug delivery.

The annual salary for this position is $50,000-55,000 plus fringe benefits, the applicant may be sponsored for an H1B visa, if needed. If you are passionate about biomedical/pharmaceutical research, has a desire to establish yourself as an independent investigator in academia, and are willing to go above and beyond to accomplish a research goal, have excellent interpersonal skills, and can work with people from diverse background and accept criticism with a positive mindset may send your resume directly to Dr. Fakhrul Ahsan at fakhrul.ahsan@ttuhsc.edu.

TTUHSC does not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, color, sex, age, or disability. All applicants will be treated equally and selected based only on their academic credentials and relevant experience.

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