Drug Delivery or Liposome Postdoctoral Scientist Merrimack Pharmaceuticals
Merrimack Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company discovering, developing and preparing to commercialize innovative medicines paired with companion diagnostics for the treatment of serious diseases, with an initial focus on cancer. Merrimack applies Network Biology, its proprietary systems biology-based approach to biomedical research, throughout the research and development process. Merrimack currently has six targeted therapeutic oncology candidates in clinical development.
We are looking for a highly-motivated postdoctoral candidate with an interest in liposomes and/or nanotherapeutics to join our immunoliposome discovery and development efforts. Within the discovery efforts we strive to rationally identify targets driving disease and rapidly prototype novel therapeutic ideas computationally and experimentally while advancing our Network Biology research platform in oncology and infectious diseases. We value out-of the box thinking, collaboration and exciting science.
We are looking for a candidate who strives in an interdisciplinary environment and who is not afraid of challenges. The ideal candidate is a good communicator, high-energy, self-motivated, open to change and brings an innovative mindset.
Development and characterization of novel lipid-based formulations of either small molecule or nucleic acid-based therapeutics.
Collaborate / interact with a broad group of scientists within Merrimack and with external collaborators. These scientists will include biologists, formulation scientists, medicinal chemists, pharmacologists and a variety of personnel in Research Discovery.
Successful candidates are likely to have a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences, biochemistry, biophysics, or chemistry.
The qualified individual must be trained during their masters or Ph.D. work in formulation science, and understand the major barriers to successful drug delivery in vivo.
An understanding of the basic biophysical and analytical methods used for characterizing formulations both in vitro and in vivo.
Experience in analytical or bioanalytical methods development, in pharmacokinetic/ pharmacology studies, or in performing bioconjugations of antibodies is a considerable plus.
Most importantly, successful candidates must be able to engage colleagues in cross-disciplinary scientific discussion, write about own work, and collaborate within and across multidisciplinary teams. They will be flexible and results-oriented.
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