University of California Irvine (UCI)

Postdoctoral Scholar in Vaccine & Drug Delivery

University of California, Irvine

Irvine, CA, United States

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars, each to join interdisciplinary projects in the development of biomaterials for vaccine and drug delivery. In the first project, the candidate will investigate and develop nanoparticle materials with tunable immunological properties for cancer vaccines and immunotherapy. The ideal applicant will have experience in protein expression, functionalization, and characterization; in vitro and in vivo immunological methods; and in vivo tumor models.  In the second project, the candidate will be investigating controlled-release of drugs from a nanostructured device.  The ideal applicant will have experience in hydrogel synthesis, drug formulation, materials characterization, and microfabrication.  

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, immunology, or other relevant disciplines.  Good organization, communication, and ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting are essential.  The description of each position is available at our online AP Recruit website at:

      https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05220   (for cancer vaccine/immunotherapy)

      https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF05239   (for drug delivery from nanostructured device)

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least 3 references through this AP Recruit system.  


The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.


Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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