PhD position in Pharmaceutical Sciences
Sort on published: 2019-01-17
Uppsala University is a comprehensive research-intensive university with a strong international standing. Our mission is to pursue top-quality research and education and to interact constructively with society. Our most important assets are all the individuals whose curiosity and dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting workplaces. Uppsala University has 42,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6.7 billion.
Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences has 140 employees and a number of visiting researchers and fellow students. The department has twelve research groups with a common administration and we are doing research and teaching in pharmaceutical cell biology / biochemistry, pharmacology, pharmaceutical and drug addiction, pharmacotherapy, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometry, clinical pharmacy, bioinformatics, imaging mass spectrometry, molecular neuropharmacology, immunology, biological drugs / biotechnology as well as toxicology and drug safety. More information about the department and its activities can be found at www.farmbio.uu.se
Placement: The PhD student position is associated with the research group translational pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics (tPKPD).
Duties: The project deals with active uptake of drugs into the brain, aiming to improve the treatment of various diseases of central nervous system. tPKPD research group has long standing experience in research within the area of blood-brain barrier transport of drugs. This experimental project is focused on studies of drug transport into the brain in vivo with methods like microdialysis, positron emission tomography (PET) and others. The studies are mostly preclinical, but clinical studies may also be included. The overall purpose of the project is to extend the knowledge on how neuropathology, in particular neuroinflammation, could affect the uptake of drugs into the brain, as well as if there are species differences in active uptake of drugs at the blood-brain barrier. The project will be performed in collaboration with Associate Professor Stina Syvänen at the Department of Public Health and Caring Sciences, and Professor Gunnar Antoni at Uppsala University Hospital PET-Centre.
Requirements: The applicant should have an MSc degree in a relevant area, such as pharmaceutical sciences, biomedicine, medicine, chemistry, or other similar education with minimum 240 credits, including courses in pharmacokinetics, pharmacology, drug development, immunology and neuroscience.
The applicant should have a genuine interest in research in the field of translational pharmacokinetics and drug development. The applicant is expected to have good laboratory skills, be used to work both independently and in a team. Excellent skills in oral and written English are required.
Desirable: Experience in in vivo preclinical pharmacokinetic studies and/or bioanalysis of drugs is desirable. Good skills in Swedish are desirable.
Information about the research-level education, eligibility requirements, and admission regulations can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. Applications will be ranked by the supervisors in consultation with the Department Research-level Education group. The committee for Research-level Education at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy will admit the PhD student. Salaries will follow local guidelines at Uppsala University.
Rules governing PhD candidates are set out in the Higher Education Ordinance Chapter 5, §§ 1-7 and in Uppsala university's rules and guidelines http://regler.uu.se/search/?hits=30&languageId=1&search-language_en=English. The holders of PhD student position primarily devote their time to own research-level education. Other duties at the Department involving teaching and administrative tasks maybe included in the framework of the position (max 20%). The PhD program normally lasts for 4 years research, plus maximally one year of teaching.
Application: The application should include a brief description of research interests and relevant experience, a CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis as well as other relevant documents that the applicant wish to refer to.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Salary: According to local agreement for PhD students and teaching assistants.
Starting date: 01-04-2019, temporary position.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position, please contact Professor Margareta Hammarlund-Udenaes, phone +46 70-4250485 and e-mail: email@example.com.
For questions around the employment, please contact administrative coordinator Marina Rönngren, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, phone +46 18-4714301
Please submit your application by 16 of February, UFV-PA 2018/4270.
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Placement: Translationell PKPD
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2018/4270
Last application date: 2019-02-16