A post-doctoral position in the Pravetoni lab at the University of Minnesota Medical School is available immediately for individuals interested in development of immunotherapies to reduce opioid use disorders and opioid-related overdoses. Our unique multidisciplinary research program integrates rational vaccine design, immunomodulators, formulation/delivery platforms, pre-clinical models, analysis of B and T cell lymphocyte repertoire, GLP/GMP studies to support regulatory approval and clinical evaluation, and ad hoc industry collaborations. Our team is currently planning Phase I clinical trials of vaccines targeting heroin and oxycodone. Strategies and platforms will be applied to development of vaccines or antibodies against emerging pathogens, and agents of bioterrorism or chemical warfare. We are seeking an independent and motivated colleague interested in leading multidisciplinary projects as well as team efforts. For our recent publication see PubMed “Pravetoni M”).
Job Duties 75% Conduct research projects, including but not limited to: pre-clinical and/or clinical evaluation of vaccines and antibodies targeting opioid use disorders. 15% - Writing manuscripts, posters, and reports. 10% - Assisting with NIH grant submissions and applications for regulatory compliance.
PhD in relevant biomedical science: Pharmacology or Immunology encouraged.
0-3 years of post-doctoral training
Experience with vaccine development, monoclonal antibodies, bioconjugation chemistry, flow cytometry analysis of B or T cells, FACS paired to expression analysis or sequencing approaches, basic understanding of GMP/GLP processes, or other relevant skills conducive to development and translation of vaccines or antibodies into clinical trials. Experience with either pre-clinical models or human subjects (e.g., human B cell analysis) is favorable.
Internal Number: 328252
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