- Toronto, Ontario
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanomedicine
MaRS Centre, Toronto
Commensurate with level of experience
Full-Time Contract, 2 years
The Medicinal Chemistry Platform’s Drug Delivery and Formulation Group at the Ontario Institute for Cancer Research (OICR) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with expertise in organic/pharmaceutical chemistry and drug delivery. The fellow will join Dr. Shyh-Dar Li’s lab, a group focused on developing nanotechnologies for improved drug delivery and cancer therapy (http://oicr.on.ca/person/researcher/shyh-dar-li). The fellow will work closely with scientists in the Platform to translate innovations from bench to clinic.
The candidate is expected:
• To synthesize and characterize innovative drug conjugates for improved delivery of anticancer drugs
• To study pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, bio distribution, efficacy and toxicity of the delivery systems in vivo
• To iterate and optimize the delivery system design in response to in vivo data.
• To design and execute analyses for quality control and to monitor the stability of the delivery systems
• To collaborate effectively with other scientists to achieve team goals and reach milestones
• To assist in writing manuscripts, reports, intellectual property, and grant applications
PhD in organic chemistry, pharmaceutical chemistry, pharmaceutical sciences, biomedical engineering or related fields.
• Organic chemistry experience is essential. Experience with natural compounds is beneficial.
• Experience with in vitro and in vivo testing.
• Familiarity with drug delivery and nanomedicine concepts and analyses.
• Familiarity with molecular biology techniques is an asset
• Solid verbal and written communication skills
The candidate is expected to be a highly motivated self starter with an interest in pursuing a career in the field of drug delivery and nanotechnology.
OICR is an innovative cancer research institute located in the MaRS Centre in the Discovery District in downtown Toronto. OICR is addressing significant challenges in cancer research with multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional teams. New discoveries to prevent, detect and treat cancer will be moved from the bench to practical applications in patients. The OICR team is growing quickly. We are innovative, dedicated professionals who bring expertise to each of our roles. We are looking for individuals interested in being part of a culture of excellence that will result in Ontario being recognized internationally as a leading jurisdiction for cancer research.
Launched in December 2005, OICR is an independent institute funded by the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.
November 15, 2012
OICR has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
The Ontario Institute for Cancer Research thanks all applicants. However, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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For more information about OICR, please visit the website atwww.oicr.on.ca.