Available Research Fellow Position

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We are looking for a Research Fellow to support the development of an enzyme-responsive peptide-mimetic hydrogel for the sustained parenteral delivery of antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDs. This is an MRC funded project with support available for a one year post (until 30 June 2021).

Deadline: Monday 15th June 2020

Salary: £33,797 – £36,914 per annum

We cannot accept applications directly via email, they must go through the University’s HR system. Please apply using link below.

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The successful candidate will design, synthesise and characterise peptide-mimetic hydrogelator platforms suitable for the sustained parenteral delivery of antiretroviral drugs. Such techniques will include solid/liquid phase peptoid synthesis and purification, formulation, microscopy (TEM, SEM), spectroscopy (FTIR, CD, UV/Vis, NMR, Mass spectroscopy), oscillatory rheology, cell culture and drug release (HPLC).

The successful Research Fellow must have:

  • Or be about to obtain a PhD in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Pharmaceutical Sciences or closely related area.
  • At least 3 years recent relevant practical research experience of peptoid and peptide-mimetic synthesis, advanced methods of drug conjugation, purification and identification.
  • Experience in formulating peptide-mimetic hydrogel systems.
  • Experience in drug purification, release experiments and quantification by HPLC.

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