Postdoctoral Research Position, Medicines for All Institute Fellow

Location
Richmond, Virginia (US)
Salary
competitive
Posted
March 07 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Virginia Commonwealth University

Department of Chemical and Life Science Engineering

Postdoctoral Research Position - Medicines for All Institute Fellow

 

Position Description:

The Medicines for All Institute (M4ALL) at Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking Fellows to support the development and management of current and planned programs at the intersection of chemistry, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, and medicine value chain. M4ALL strives to be a global center of excellence to drive increased access to pharmaceuticals. By reducing the costs of treatments and securing the medicine supply chain, we improve health outcomes, reduce disease morbidity, and lower health costs.

The M4ALL Fellow candidate is requested to support the development and management of current and planned programs at the intersection of chemistry, pharmaceuticals manufacturing, and medicine value chain. Current and planned programs include development of chemical processes to reduce the cost of manufacture of critical medicines, drive pharmaceutical manufacturing innovation, and generate novel business models to sustain a secure and reliable supply of medicines to those who need them the most.

Candidates should have strong project management and technical writing skills, as well as the ability to communicate complex scientific ideas to broad audiences, digest basic and applied research across diverse and multidisciplinary areas, and demonstrate a willingness to execute with minimal supervision.

Excellent organization, communication, and coordination are required. Must be able to handle a wide variety of tasks, ranging from leading technical paper studies to general administrative actions. Candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the support of chemistry, process development, and pharmaceutical engineering.

Job Requirements:

Candidate should hold a Ph.D. in a field relevant to the support of chemistry, process development, and pharmaceutical engineering.

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Project management in diverse and multidisciplinary areas
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Ability to communicate complex scientific ideas to broad audiences
  • Excellent organization, communication and coordination
  • Ability to work independently

Application Process: Candidates should upload their application at https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/86380, as a single PDF file in the “other document” section that includes, in this order, a cover letter that describes any previous training and research experience, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses/phone numbers of two professional references.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability. Women, minorities, veteran’s, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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