Postdoctoral Scholar Position
- Oregon State University
- Location: Portland, OR
- Job Number: 7118284
- Posting Date: Dec 14, 2022
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Basic Description of Position:
Postdoctoral Scholar Position in Pharmaceutics (Nanomedicine and Nanomaterials) with focus
on Gene, Imaging agents and Drug Delivery
A position of Postdoctoral Scholar is immediately available in Taratula’s lab (College of
Pharmacy, Oregon State University, Portland, OR) for a highly motivated individual for
developing novel nanomaterials and delivery vectors for gene /drug/imaging agents delivery for
diseases treatment. The successful candidate will synthesize and characterize new materials
aiming at developing effective delivery nanosystems, and will evaluate their performance in vivo.
A background in either nanomaterials, synthetic/polymeric chemistry, biochemistry,
nanotechnology, and pharmaceutics is preferred.
We are located at the SW Waterfront of the Robertson Life Sciences Building in Portland, OR
that houses scientists from OSU, OHSU and PSU. Research in our lab heavily involves
interdisciplinary collaborations, including clinicians. More information on our lab can be found on
our website here: https://www.taratulalab.com/
Dr. Taratula is committed to the career development of his team members to become
To receive full consideration, interested applicants should send cover letter, their CV, research
summary describing your immediate and long-term research accomplishments and goals
(optional), and contact information for three references to Dr. Oleh Taratula at
[email protected] by January 15, 2023.
Synthesize and characterization of novel materials (inorganic nanoparticles, polymers,
dendrimers, lipids, and organic macromolecules) for nano-delivery vehicles.
Nanomaterials characterization and evaluation in vitro and in vivo.
Work in a team of undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in the lab.
15% Reports, Manuscript, & Proposal Preparation:
Maintain detailed records of data obtained in the laboratory. Prepare reports and manuscripts.
Assist in proposal preparation.
5% Laboratory Maintenance:
Maintaining critical laboratory equipment, lab inventory, and overseeing lab safety.
Minimum or Required Qualifications
• PhD in Chemistry, Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Materials Science, Biomedical
Engineering, or related discipline.
• Ability to analyze data effectively and communicate in both written and spoken English.
• Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
• Experience with nanoparticles preparation and characterization, evaluation
• This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the
incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be
position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required
to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal
history checks every 24 months.
• Experience in drug delivery and nanomedicine is preferred
Experience in the synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials /or synthetic polymer chemistry is
• Background in inorganic/organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and /or lipid chemistry
• A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity
Position appointment percent:
Anticipated appointment begin date:
February 1, 2023
Anticipated appointment end date:
December 31, 2025
Full consideration Date:
Review of applications will begin January 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled
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