OPS – Biological Scientist Position (with stipend)

A biological scientist position is available immediately at the Zhang Lab in the Department of Pharmaceutics, College of Pharmacy. The candidate in this position has the opportunity to co-author on peer-reviewed publication and patent. The project starts in the summer of 2024.


The candidate is expected to work on a NIH-funded research project that focuses on testing the efficacy of nanoformulation-based experimental therapeutics:

  • Test nanoformulations of small molecule immune modulators in genetically engineered cell lines and human PBMCs isolated from patient blood.
  • Culture bone marrow derived cells, perform flow cytometry analysis of immune cells phenotypes.
  • Establish mouse tumor models, test the nanoformulations in mouse tumor models.
  • Analyze data; draft protocols and SOPs.


  • Highly motivated individual who is currently located in the US and recently graduated with B.S. or M.S. degree in one of the following areas: Biological/Biomedical Engineering, Biology/Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, Biochemistry, Molecular Cell Biology, Microbiology and Cell Science, Pharmacology, or Pharmaceutical Sciences. Ph.D. degree is not required, but applicant with PhD degree can also apply.
  • Experience in cell and tissue culture, molecular biology techniques (PCR, Gel electrophoresis, westernblot, etc), and data analysis.
  • Knowledge and experience in flow cytometry, ELISA
  • Experience with handling small animals and basic animal surgery skills.
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and to communicate in a multidisciplinary team.


Please send your 1. CV (including scientific publications, posters, and talks) and 2. Cover letter describing your career goal, motivation, and your qualifications to Dr. Fan Zhang (fzhang1@ufl.edu).

Department of Pharmaceutics • College of Pharmacy • University of Florida

1345 Center Drive PO BOX 100494, Medical Science Building, Room P3-26 Gainesville, FL 32610