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Fellow (Post Doc Research Fellow)

Apply now Department: 3670020070 Chemistry
Job no: 517139
Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)
Location: Manhattan, Kansas
Worksite: On-site requirement
Categories: Research / Scientific / Grants
Pay Grade: 001

About This Role:

A Postdoctoral Research Associate position is available in the Calvo Research Group ( in the Department of Chemistry at Kansas State University.  The lab designs and develops polymeric materials to address biomedical and environmental challenges. The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or related fields at the time of appointment.  The goal of this project is to develop novel polymeric delivery systems for drugs, vaccines, and other biologically relevant molecules. This will include the preparation of various functionalized polymers and block-copolymers, polymer characterization, encapsulation of cargo, and release studies. Candidates must have some experience in polymer synthesis and characterization.  Prior experience with drug delivery systems or stimuli-responsive polymers is preferred but not required. 

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the Principles of Community.

Worksite Options:

This position is required to be performed on-site. Work is performed on employer premises or designated assignment location.

Visit this link for K-State’s guidance and policies on remote work and flexible work arrangements. Remote work agreements are required for all flexible work arrangements and are subject to review.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Science, Chemical Engineering (or related fields)
  • Polymer synthesis and polymer characterization

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Drug delivery, stimuli-responsive polymers, experience with instruments including DLS, SEC/GPC, NMR, UV/VIS

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

  1. Cover letter (indicating relevance of prior experience to this job)
  2. Current CV
  3. Statement of research interests
  4. Names and contact information for three professional references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled

Anticipated Hiring Pay Range:

$48,000-$55,000 / 12 months

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

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