PhD position in Pharmaceutical Sciences
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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 Protein Drug design.
Duties: Immunotherapy is one of the fastest growing fields within drug development. By designing antibodies that should be used for immunotherapy, one can regulate how long time they stay in the body, to where in the body they are transported and how they act to cure or detect a disease. The research group works with design, production and evaluation of different antibodies and proteins, mainly for neurodegenerative deseases like Alzheimers and Parkinson´s disease but also other types of diseases like cancer and epilepsy. The goal with the PhD project is to imporove the efficiency of antibodies that should be used therapeutically or diagnostically, but also to be able to reach disease targets that previously have been unavailable for biological drugs. We work in a creative way to find out new ideas to how antibodies can be transported and to understand transport mechanisms. We then test our ideas on diseases with a large demand for impoved therapeutic solutions.
Requirements: The applicant should have a suitable undergraduate exam in biotechnology engineering, pharmacy or biomedicine or other similar education with minimum 240 credits.Knowledge of biochemical and biophysical methods, experience with protein expression and protein purification, is and advantage. Experience from workning with cells and microscopes is advantageous.
We place great emphasis on personal suitability as well as motivation and interest in the research area. The applicant is assumed to have great laboratory skills, be able to work individually and have good cooperation skills. Applicants should be able to express themselves well, both verbally and writing in English.
Desirable: Experience from in vitro BBB cells modells, how to analyse protein structures, biophysical or biochemical methods.
Information about research-level education, eligibility requirements, and admission regulations can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/.
Applicants will be ranked by the supervisor in consultation with the Department Research Education group. The Committee for Research Education at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine-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 letter with a brief description of research interests and relevant experience in relation to the requirements listed above, 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: By agreement. Temporary position.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position, please contact associate senior lecture Greta Hultqvist e-mail: Greta.Hultqvist@farmbio.uu.se.
For questions around the employment, please contact administrative coordinator Marina Rönngren, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please submit your application by 11 of November 2019, UFV-PA 2019/3706
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Placement: Farmaceutisk cellbiologi och bioteknologi
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 2019/3706
Last application date: 2019-11-11
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