Postdoctoral research fellow

Arizona State University

Phoenix, AZ

Job posting number: #7076480

Posted: March 27, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity
Nutrition and Nanomedicine to Combat Chronic Diseases

The College of Health Solutions at Arizona State University invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellow. The fellow will work with Dr. Shu Wang, Professor in Nutrition, Arizona State University. The fellowship is housed at Arizona State University and is to prepare the trainee for a career in academic research.

The postdoctoral research fellow will work in innovative and transdisciplinary research projects with a theme of applying nanotechnology and transdermal delivery approaches in biomedical science for combating chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, neurodegenerative diseases and others. In addition to continuing the current research projects in Wang’s lab, the fellow is also encouraged in developing new ideas along our main research theme of innovative delivery technology.

It is expected that the candidate is strongly self-motivated and to be productive. In addition to research work, the Postdoc fellow will also be mentored and participate in grant application, project management, lab management and student training.

The ideal start date for the position is May 2021, but is negotiable. The initial appointment is for one year and the appointment may be renewed for subsequent one-year terms up to four years, contingent on continued satisfactory performance, the continued availability of funding and the needs of the program, and as long as you are within five years from receipt of the doctoral degree.

The College values our cultural and intellectual diversity, and continually strives to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment. Veterans and individuals who can strengthen the diversity of the academic community are encouraged to apply.
About the College of Health Solutions
The College of Health Solutions is committed to translating scientific health research and discovery into practice to improve health outcomes through education, research and service. We equip students with the knowledge and skills to influence healthier lifestyle choices; develop creative interventions to improve the health of people and populations; analyze and translate large amounts of health data into solutions; and maximize the technology, science, business and application of diagnostics. Our research programs encompass basic science, discovery science, clinical trials, intervention science and measurement of health outcomes. In all cases, our faculty use interdisciplinary approaches to address the complex systems that underpin health problems. We are highly collaborative, transparent and team-oriented. Our innovative organizational structure includes translational teams that move science from labs into communities with evidence-based interventions that make a difference, as well as affinity networks where teams of people work together to improve methodologies and processes. All of our programs, in and out of the classroom, are designed with the goal of improving the health of people and communities.

About Arizona State University
Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. U.S. News & World Report ranks ASU #1 in the U.S. for innovation for six years in a row. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising multiple differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 90,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation's sixth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.
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Required Qualifications
• Earned doctorate or equivalent degree in basic sciences, such as PhD in nanomedicine, nutrition, pharmaceutical sciences, physiology, endocrinology, neuroscience, biology, chemical engineering or related fields;
• Evidence of research background in chronic diseases, or neurodegenerative diseases;
• Evidence of excellence in designing and conducting state-of-art research works.

Desired Qualifications
• Knowledge and experience of transdisciplinary and translational research;
• Experience of grant applications and publications in high ranked journals;
• Strong verbal and writing communication skills and be able to work in a diverse group;
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and be self-motivated;
• Experience of cell and animal study;
• Experience of training students in lab work.

Application procedures
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:

 A cover letter;
 A research statement;
 Curriculum vitae;
 Copies of up to three publications;
 Information for 3 professional references (their name, position, title, e-mail, phone number). Finalists will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation.

Informal inquiries and questions can be directed to: Dr. Shu Wang, Professor, by email at

A background check is required for employment. Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law. (See ASU’s complete non-discrimination statement and ) Applicants are asked to complete an Equal Employment Opportunity Survey.

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Job posting number:#7076480
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Arizona State University
United States
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