Post Doctoral Associate [Pharm-Pharmaceutical Science - (23007717)]

University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Job posting number: #7191407 (Ref:23007717)

Posted: November 4, 2023

Job Description


Postdoctoral Associate Positions at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy


Multiple postdoc positions are available in Prof. Wei Zhang’s lab in the Department of Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Pittsburgh.

The overall theme of the lab is using novel polymeric and nanomaterials for biomedical applications. While the lab is broadly interested in research at the interface between chemistry and biomedical science, currently, the lab’s research focuses are (1) adhesive materials/wound healing, (2) stimuli-responsive materials, and (3) controlled drug delivery systems for pain.

For application or further information, please visit our website ( or contact Prof. Zhang ([email protected]) with the subject line “Postdoc/student appl_Your Name”.


Postdoc positions:

The ideal postdoc candidate should have the following expertise and qualifications:

  • Have a strong background and interest related to the current research focus of the lab.
  • Possess extensive experience in one or more of the following areas, including but not limited to, organic/polymer chemistry, wound healing, drug delivery, therapeutic peptide, mechanical testing of soft materials, polymer/nano/hydrogel/self-assembly materials, and other related disciplines.
  • Experience in materials characterization is desired, such as NMR, MS, HPLC, TEM, rheology, and tensile. 
  •  Prior experience with animal work is preferred, but not necessary. 
  • Good verbal and interpersonal skills are also necessary; individuals may be required to assist and guide graduate students in the lab.
  •  Applicants should have recently earned or be nearing completion of a doctoral degree in chemistry, pharmaceutical science, materials/chemical/biomedical engineering, or a related field.

Interested individuals are invited to apply at, requisition number 23007717 and 23007770, and to attach a combined PDF file (consisting of a cover letter, CV, contact information of 3 potential references who will be contacted at a later stage, and any additional relevant information).


About the University of Pittsburgh and Pittsburgh

The University of Pittsburgh, also known as Pitt, was founded in 1787, one of the oldest universities in the US, and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). Pitt ranks #45 (US News) and #82 (ARWU) in the world. Pitt ranks #3 in NIH funding in the US. Pitt Pharmacy ranks #5 among US schools of pharmacy in total research funding and is known as a leader in research, education, and practice. It is one of 16 schools/colleges located on the Oakland campus, which includes the six schools of the health sciences. The School of Pharmacy partners with UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center), which is one of the leading integrated healthcare delivery networks in the country. 

Pittsburgh is located in southwest Pennsylvania, the second largest city in Pennsylvania, known both as "the Steel City" for its dominant role in the history of the U.S. steel industry, and as the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges. After 1990, Pittsburgh transformed into a hub for the healthcare, education, and technology industries. Pittsburgh is nestled amid mountains and rivers, with beautiful surroundings and a favorable cost of living. Every year, Pittsburgh is recognized for its livability, innovation, vibrancy, culture, and contributions to the world.


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The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


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Job posting number:#7191407 (Ref:23007717)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Pittsburgh
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