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Position: PhD Studentship in the Development of Programmable Drug Delivery System
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science - Research Department of Surgical Biotechnology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: In this PhD project we will aim to synthesise and characterise both metallic and soft material (polymer and biopolymer) based nanoparticles for specific targeting and step by step multi-drug delivery system. More than one drug will be loaded and will be released by specific chemical or biochemical stimuli such as pH, ionic strength, enzyme etc. The individual loading and releasing efficiency will be estimated temporally. The biocompatibility of the vector will be tested. The programmable ability will be tested in 2D and 3D cell models. The fundamental concept will be based on hierarchical nano-formulations for programmable drug delivery cascade
Requirements: Master degree in Chemical/Polymer/Biological/Pharmacological Sciences, or equivalent experience; Good knowledge of chemistry and synthesis of nanoparticles; Knowledge on drug delivery research; Excellent written and oral communication skills; Excellent organisational skills, able to plan and prioritise effectively; A positive outlook, being a multidisciplinary team player willing to get involved and help out where necessary; Ability to keep good up-to-date records with attention to detail
   
Text: PhD Studentship in the Development of Programmable Drug Delivery System, - Ref:1872410 Click here to go back to search results UCL Department / Division Division of Surgery & Interventional Science Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Surgical Biotechnology Location of position London Duration of Studentship 4 years Stipend £17,000 per annum Vacancy Information Applications are invited for a 4-year PhD studentship supported by UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences to develop new programmable system for drug delivery applications. The project will be supervised by Dr Hirak K Patra at University College London. The studentship will cover student fees, and provide a stipend for Years 1-3. Studentship Description In this PhD project we will aim to synthesise and characterise both metallic and soft material (polymer and biopolymer) based nanoparticles for specific targeting and step by step multi-drug delivery system. More than one drug will be loaded and will be released by specific chemical or biochemical stimuli such as pH, ionic strength, enzyme etc. The individual loading and releasing efficiency will be estimated temporally. The biocompatibility of the vector will be tested. The programmable ability will be tested in 2D and 3D cell models. The fundamental concept will be based on hierarchical nano-formulations for programmable drug delivery cascade. Person Specification Essentials: - Master degree in Chemical/Polymer/Biological/Pharmacological Sciences, or equivalent experience - Good knowledge of chemistry and synthesis of nanoparticles - Knowledge on drug delivery research - Excellent written and oral communication skills - Excellent organisational skills, able to plan and prioritise effectively - A positive outlook, being a multidisciplinary team player willing to get involved and help out where necessary - Ability to keep good up-to-date records with attention to detail Desirable: - Experience of nano surface modification and assays - Dedicated student, preferably with advanced understanding of drug delivery and research methods. - Willingness to perform independently, yet within a collaborative environment, is a must. - Understanding of basic cell biology experiments - Good IT skills, experience of running outreach activities Eligibility The successful candidate will have completed a first-class degree at the MEng or MSc level in Chemical or Biochemical sciences, Pharmacology or a related discipline. EU or UK citizenship only. To make an application, please email your CV and a covering letter to: Dr Hirak K Patra (hirak.patra@ucl.ac.uk) explaining your interests, engineering and research experience (including examples of previous project work) to nanoparticles and drug delivery. Contact name Dr Hirak Patra Contact details hirak.patra@ucl.ac.uk UCL Taking Action for Equality Closing Date 8 Nov 2020 Interview date 16th November 2020 Studentship Start Date 15th January 2021
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