Post Doctoral Research Assistant at University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

Post Doctoral Research Assistant at University of Central Lancashire (Preston)

19 January, 2016

University of Central Lancashire – School of and Biomedical Sciences
Location: Preston
Salary: £24,298 to £28,143 Grade: F
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary

Closes: 14th February 2016
Job Ref: REQ001970
Interview Date: 23rd February, 2016

The University of Central Lancashire excels in the provision of healthcare programmes. The School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences is part of the College of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences which provides, amongst others, programmes in Pharmacy, , Medicine, Healthcare Science, Biomedical Science and Medical Sciences. This newly-created College has provided an ideal opportunity to re-structure the School into four thematic areas: Pharmacy Practice; /Physiology; /Pharmaceutics; and Biosciences.

We are looking for applicants who hold a PhD, ideally in the areas of pharmaceutics, drug delivery, pharmaceutical sciences and sciences and research experience in Pharmaceutics/Pharmaceutical Sciences/ or a related area. The successful applicant will work with academic colleagues to conduct research and publish in these areas. You will join an enthusiastic team working in state-of-the art teaching and research facilities, with excellent opportunities to develop research collaborations with academic colleagues in the School, College and University as well as with partners in industry and practice.

The project involves taste-masking of an oil bioactive and the suitable candidate will help translate the technology into a clinically acceptable product for patent filing in the coming 12 months. A good research trajectory is desirable including potential to publish in top-quality, peer-reviewed journals.

The successful applicant will have a broad knowledge of Pharmaceutical Sciences and competence in a variety of relevant research techniques. Demonstrable skills in literature searching and data compilation and analysis using required software and an ability to work with HPLC, DSC, TGA, XRD are essential.

Excellent oral and written communication skills and good team working skills are essential. The successful applicant will also be expected to play an active part in the research group for training and drafting SOPs for the necessary patent application.

Potential applicants can obtain further details from http://www.uclan.ac.uk/pharmacy. Discussions regarding this position are welcomed: please contact Dr Ka-Wai Wan (KWan@uclan.ac.) for further information and/or to arrange an informal visit.

Applicants need to meet all essential criteria on the person specification to be considered for interview. This position is based in Preston.

Please apply online via www.uclan.ac.uk/jobs or by contacting Human Resources on 01772 892324 quoting reference number. CV’s will not be considered unless accompanied by a completed application form.

This post is not valid after Sunday February 14th, 2016

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