03/05/2021
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD candidate, DRUGtrain ITN - University of Manchester: 'Quantification of drug-metabolising enzymes and transporters in healthy and diseased kidney'


  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Manchester
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
    Pharmacological sciences
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    20/05/2021 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    United Kingdom › Manchester
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/09/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    955879

OFFER DESCRIPTION

DRUGtrain is an EU MSCA-funded Research Training Network offering a timely paradigm for multidisciplinary research on the improvement of drug repurposing and development of compound strategies, with Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) as example.

DRUGtrain offers innovative, multidisciplinary and intersectoral training to 9 Early Stage Researchers introducing them in the field of drug repurposing and discovery to enhance career perspective in an expanding area that underpins innovative technological development across a range of diverse disciplines.

9 ESR research projects have been defined to address the following key challenges: 1) Identify potential drug targets and drug candidates for repurposing using innovative bio-informatics and cheminformatics approaches; 2) Perform drug testing/drug screenings in advanced in vitro and in vivo models, ultimately leading to testing of new treatment strategies; 3) Clarify drug mechanisms, and identify and reduce adverse events using state-of-the-art technologies from in silico and wet lab methodologies.

Six universities, four private sector companies and one NGO will join forces to train a next generation of multidisciplinary researchers in (bio)pharmaceutical sciences.

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Eligibility criteria

  • At the date of selection, the candidate must be within the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of your research career and not have a doctoral degree.
  • At the time of selection, the candidate must not have resided or carried out the main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the recruitment.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Chemistry
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Pharmacological sciences
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
    Pharmacological sciences: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Good

Skills/Qualifications

The project to be undertaken at the University of Manchester, involves the use of mass spectrometry-based proteomics to understand the metabolism and transport of drugs in polycystic kidney disease with a view to optimising drug doses and potentially identifying novel drug targets in these patients. 

  • Candidates are expected to hold (or be about to obtain) a minimum upper second class honours degree (or equivalent) in biochemistry, chemistry, pharmacology or another laboratory-based science subject.
  • Confidence in the use of Microsoft Excel is highly desirable.
  • Good organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in the team.
  • High motivation and hardworking
  • Active English skills (proficiency in spoken and written English).

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Job Work Location Personal Assistance locations
Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Division of Pharmacy and Optometry | School of Health Sciences
United Kingdom
Manchester
M13 9PT
Oxford Road

EURAXESS offer ID: 635976

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