Post Doctoral fellow in University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy

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About the Job

Summary of Position:
This position is located at the University of Minnesota College of Pharmacy, Twin Cities in the Department of Pharmaceutics.

The laboratory of Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan in the Department of Pharmaceutics at the University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy (UMN CoP) is seeking a highly motivated Post-Doctoral Associate in the field of protein formulations.  We are looking for a motivated and independent postdoctoral researcher with extensive experience in characterization of monoclonal antibodies and/or other protein pharmaceuticals. The project is an international collaboration and will require extensive interaction with scientists in several other institutions.

The employee will work under the guidance of Professor Dr. Raj Suryanarayanan in his research laboratory, based on the Minneapolis campus. The University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy has been at the forefront of preparing pharmacists to be leaders in health care and society for over 125 years, and is consistently recognized as one of the best pharmacy schools in the nation. The interests and activities of Sury Lab can be found (

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
70%: Design and characterize macromolecular dosage forms – the focus will be on biosimilars; Coordinate work with collaborators – both in USA and overseas; Collect, summarize and interpret the results

25%: Write manuscripts and reports for funding agencies

5%: Routine laboratory activities

Supervision: None – this person will work directly with the PI

Working Conditions: The majority of the work will be performed in a general lab setting. Work also includes travel for data presentation and may also include nights/weekends to facilitate experimental progress.

**See Job Classification Specification Post-Doctoral Associate, 9546 for full summary of detailed restrictions **
Limited to a period of three years up to five, depending on training needs. Limited to fields for which post-degree training is necessary for career entry.
Note:  This is not a position to which permanent residency can be granted for international appointees.

* The Employer retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


Degree and/or Credentials:

Ph.D., or equivalent is required.

Degree in related field preferred: Pharmaceutics, Chemical/Pharmaceutical Engineering, Biophysics, Biochemistry, Chemistry.

Required Qualifications:
In-depth knowledge of protein characterization


Working at the University

At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
  • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
  • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
  • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
  • University HSA contributions
  • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
  • Employee wellbeing program
  • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
  • Financial counseling services
  • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

How To Apply

Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will have the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your “My Job Applications” page and uploading documents in the “My Cover Letters and Attachments” section.

This position will remain open until filled.

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


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About the U of M

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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