ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversity of Huddersfield, School of Applied Sciences
RESEARCH FIELDChemistryPharmacological sciences › Pharmacy
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE28/02/2018 23:00 - Europe/London
LOCATIONUnited Kingdom › HUDDERSFIELD
TYPE OF CONTRACTOther
HOURS PER WEEK37
OFFER STARTING DATE18/09/2018
Targeting using mucoadhesive dosage forms enhances the therapeutic efficacy of drugs/macromolecules for treatment of GI tract, lungs, nose, eye, reproductive tract disorders. This project involves the development of novel mucoadhesive polymers e.g. thiomers, targeted to mucosal sites and design of models to simulate diffusion/permeation across mucosae, limiting requirements for animals and problems associated with the degradation of native mucus. In addition, mucoadhesive polymers will also be investigated for potential forensic applications as they have previously been shown to interact with fingermarks, for example. The project is interdisciplinary and should be extremely relevant to those wanting a career in pharmaceutical development, chemical engineering or polymer science. Full training will be given in a wide range of techniques including HPLC, MS, NMR, XRD, FT-IR, DSC, NTA, microscopy (SEM, AFM, Confocal, fluorescence), tensiometry, rheology, particle size analysis, cell culture and dissolution testing.
Applicants will have a good honours degree (preferably a first class or at least an upper second class equivalent or a Masters degree) in Pharmaceutical Science, Chemistry, Forensic Science, Analytical Science, Pharmacy or any related discipline.
How to apply
If you are interested in this project please contact the supervisor- Dr Adeola Adebisi (A.Adebisi@hud.ac.uk) for an informal discussion.
To apply, please send an email with a cover letter outlining your motivation and experience, to the supervisor: including a CV and the names of two referees by 28 Feb 2018 (copy to firstname.lastname@example.org) and complete an on-line application at:
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews
This studentship is funded by The School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield . It covers the full cost of tuition fees and an annual tax-free bursary of £14,764 for three years (RCUK rates).
This studentship is open to citizens of the UK or EU only. Successful applicants will have a very good first or upper second degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Forensic Science, Analytical Science, Chemistry or any other related subject.
For further information, please contact Dr Adeola Adebisi via email A.Adebisi@hud.ac.uk
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EURAXESS offer ID: 85000
EURAXESS old offer ID: 34073334