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The University of Washington, Department of Pharmaceutics currently has an outstanding opportunity for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our NIAID-funded Targeted Long-acting Combination Anti-Retroviral Therapy (TLC-ART) research program.

The Associate will be a key member of a project team to provide pharmacokinetic modeling support for a coordinated set of formulation development studies that include 1) in vitro assessment of drug release from nanoparticle formulations, 2) disposition kinetics in blood, lymph and tissues across rodents and non-human primate species, and 3) characterization of lymphatic circulatory physiology by novel imaging studies in animal models.

The Associate is expected to:

  • Participate in the framing and design of the pharmacokinetic analysis plan
  • Coordinate the assembly and organization of the data set
  • Work with the project team in implementing the pharmacokinetic modeling
  • Coordinate the interpretation and reporting of the modeling results

The applicant should have previous training and research experience in kinetic modeling of biological processes. Experience with modeling in pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and facility in the use of one or more pharmacokinetic modeling software applications are highly desirable. The applicant needs to have relevant educational background and knowledge to assume an effective, collaborative role within an interdisciplinary mix of basic and clinical scientists in formulation science, pharmacology, immunology, infectious diseases, mathematics, biostatistics, and bioanalysis. Good written and oral communication and organizational skills are essential.


  • PhD in pharmaceutical sciences, bioengineering, physiology, biophysics, biochemistry, or equivalent
  • Strong background in pharmacokinetic and pharmacometric principles
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple overlapping projects
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Attention to detail and good organizational skills

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications.


  • Experience with modeling software packages, such as Phoenix Modeling & Simulation, NONMEM, SAAM II, SimCyp, GastroPlus MATLAB, and R
  • Strong motivation, collaborative spirit and positive attitude

Please send a letter of application including the names of three references and the earliest date of availability for this postdoctoral position, along with a current curriculum vitae to Drs. Rodney Ho and Danny Shen at The position will remain open until filled by a qualified candidate. For more information about the TLC-ART program please visit our website:


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