Universidad de Zaragoza CSIC
Publication Date:  01/05/2018

Qualifications: Highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in Organometallic Chemistry.

Background in the synthesis of transition-metal complexes and extensive hands-on experience in multinuclear 1D and 2D NMR spectroscopy. Candidate should demonstrate ample experience working under inter atmosphere (glove box and Schleck techniques). Priority will be given to candidates with experience in the synthesis of gold and ruthenium compounds. Familiarity with peptide synthesis, bioconjugation techniques or encapsulation of compounds in nanocarriers a plus. Proficiency in English and PhD finished at the time of applying for the job a must. Good teamwork skills required. Members of traditionally underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Description: Conduct research in the development of targeting delivery vehicles (based on nanocarriers and antibodies) for gold and ruthenium-based anti-tumor agents; develop preparative methods for new metal complexes and conjugates and characterize them by multinuclear NMR and other standard methods (HPLC, MS spectrometry, etc); studies of the stability and oxidation state of the compounds by UV-vis and NMR spectroscopy; binding affinity studies (ELISA). See some of the recent publications in our lab at: http://userhome.brooklyn.cuny.edu/mariacontel/. Since our group is interdisciplinary and we have a number of collaborations in NYC and outside, there will be a potential for the candidate to gain experience in biochemical assays, cell culture, cell signaling (performed in our lab), and some relevant experience in cancer research and nanotechnology. This opportunity will support career growth (assistance to Conferences, mentoring, part of time spent at collaborating institutions in NYC such as CUNY ASRC and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) and will encompass participation in weekly group seminars, and manuscript and grant writing.

Other duties:

-  training and supervising undergraduate and graduate students

- helping in the maintenance of instrumentation and laboratories belonging to the group (managing order in the lab, cleanliness of working spaces, safety issues assisted by students)

- assist lab manager to order chemicals and supplies needed in the lab

- submit weekly and monthly reports, present work in group meetings, help to prepare drafts for publications.

Conditions: Salary $45000-$52000 commensurate with postdoctoral experience (contingent to the starting of grant NIH/NIGMS 2SC1 GM127278-05A1). The position will be a standard one-year appointment starting in June 15th 2018 with the possibility of renewal in one-year increments, contingent upon satisfactory performance, a valid visa status, and the continued availability of federal funds.

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