17/10/2017

KESS2 PhD in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: Development of novel sorptive extraction materials

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  • ORGANISATION NAME
    KESS
  • ORGANISATION COUNTRY
    United Kingdom
  • DEADLINE DATE
    30/06/2018
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Professions and applied sciences
  • CAREER STAGE
    First Stage Researcher (R1) (Up to the point of PhD)

Outline

This project aims to develop a range of products as extraction media to sample and concentrate compounds of interest from aqueous matrices and to offer alternative polymer phases with affinity for different compound types to enhance the company’s product portfolio. Markes International is a pioneer of analytical thermal desorption instrumentation and associated sampling equipment. The company’s products are widely used for analysis of polymers, foods, pharmaceuticals and construction products.

Currently the company wants to expand their product range of manual and automated sorptive extraction probes. In this context, the company is facing a number of challenges associated with development of these products. The project will combine the expertise of the Markes International and Cardiff University to develop a range of products as extraction media to sample and concentrate compounds of interest from aqueous matrices alongside with developing new alternative support materials with superior properties including an affinity for different compound types to enhance product functionality and specificity.

 

What is funded

Tuition fee support Full UK/EU tuition fees
Maintenance stipend Doctoral stipend matching UK Research Council National Minimum

Duration

3 years.

Eligibility

Residency Applicants must have a home or work

address in the West Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their

application for KESS funding and their enrolment for the course of study

(see details).

Academic criteria

Applicants are expected to have an

Upper-Second Class Honours Degree or above in Chemistry, Material

Science or Material Engineering.

Applicants must:

  • have a home or work address in the West Wales and the Valleys region at the time of their application for KESS funding and their enrolment for the course of study
  • have a legal right to live and work in the UK for the duration of the KESS2 support, and the right to take up paid work in the WWV region on completion of the scholarship
  • be classified as a ‘home’ or ‘EU’ student.

The Convergence area covers West Wales and the Valleys, and is made up of the following 15 local authorities:

  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Gwynedd
  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Ceredigion
  • Pembrokeshire
  • Carmarthenshire
  • Swansea
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Bridgend
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Caerphilly
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Torfaen.