Postdoctoral Scholar (Marsac Lab)

Lexington, Kentucky, United States

Job description

Requisition Number: DU04152


Work Location: Lexington, KY

Salary Range: TBD

Type of Position: Temporary

Required Education:

Ph.D. in chemical/mechanical/other engineering disciplines, materials science, pharmaceutics, polymer science, physics, mathematics, or chemistry. Others are welcome to apply as well.

Required Related Experience:

Preferred but not mandatory: Computational fluid dynamics (preferred), multi-variate analysis, thermodynamics, and physical chemistry.

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 25 pounds, sitting and/or standing for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday, days, some evenings and/or weekends (exempt position)

Job Summary

The Marsac Laboratory at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY is seeking a candidate with experience in computational fluid dynamics / finite element analysis, solid state sciences / materials science. The position will focus on the development of poorly soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients as solid oral dosage forms. High resolution imaging approaches will be leveraged to characterize novel formulations and link processing and formulation to product performance. As such, select product performance measures will also be developed and may include the use of select dissolution and flux measurements as a precursor to understanding performance in vivo. The candidate may also be involved in developing models aimed at understanding mass transport in the gastrointestinal tract. A project focused on understanding the sorption of vapor into disordered solids will represent the majority of the work.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

General computer skills required.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?: No

Preferred Education/Experience

Computational experience is preferred but not required (CFDFEA, other). Strong in thermodynamics.

Deadline to Apply: 08/31/2018

How to apply

Apply online

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