Duke University, Biomedical Engineering

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Position ID:Duke-BME-POSTDOCSEGURA [#16714]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27708, United States [map]
Subject Area: Biomedical Engineering / Biomedical Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/01/14 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/08/24, listed until 2021/01/14)
Position Description:    

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The Segura laboratory is looking for a postdoctoral associate in the area of polymer synthesis and polymer design. Desired applicants should have ample experience with the synthesis and characterization of polymers for biomedical applications. Our current projects involve synthesis of block copolymers and protein-polymer conjugates via thiolene chemistry, RAFT, and anionic polymerization. We are seeking to expand our chemical expertise to enable the design of drug delivery strategies and scaffolds for endogenous tissue repair. The project will begin with the synthesis of a family of an amphiphilic block copolymer that self assemble to form micelles, vesicles, and gels. These materials have been shown to solubilize hydrophobic drugs and lead to improve tissue regeneration in the skin.

The Segura lab is located in Duke University departments of Biomedical Engineering, Neurology and Dermatology. It is an energetic place to work with members across a variety of career stages. We currently have 5 undergraduate students, 12 graduate students, 2 postdoctoral scholars and one senior scientist. Although all members work on distinct research efforts, collaborations are expected and desired. All of our projects involve some chemistry, so ability to mentor across different career stages, and collaborate is expected.

Interested applicants should email Prof. Segura at tatiana.segura@duke.edu. In the email please include an application package, containing a cover letter, CV, brief research background and proposal demonstrating polymer chemistry skills.

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