Post-doctoral Research Assistant, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences

Preston, United Kingdom
Grade/Salary: F (£25941- 30046) pro rata
Nov 01, 2019
End of advertisement period
Nov 24, 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Application closing date 24/11/2019  
Location Preston Campus  
Salary Grade/Salary: F (£25941- 30046) pro rata  
Job category/type Professional Services, Research

Job description

The University of Central Lancashire excels in the provision of healthcare programmes. School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences within Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences has opening at the Post-doctoral Research Assistant in the area of Nanomedicine for targeted delivery in Malaria. This position is funded by LIFE (The Lancashire Research Institute For Global Health & Wellbeing) to Professor Kamalinder K Singh who leads the Nanomedicine and Innovative technologies research group within the Faculty of Clinical and Biomedical Sciences. Her research group develops cutting-edge nanoscale targeted drug delivery technologies to overcome various biological barriers for treatment of range of diseases including cancer, parasitic diseases, infection and biotechnological applications.

In this position you will devise and undertake systemic literature reviews, database searches, laboratory experimentation and research activities related to the project and contribute to the writing of research proposals/grant applications for external funding.

You will significantly contribute in the collection, evaluation and interpretation of the research data, in experimental design and performance in accordance with defined project milestones, whilst contributing as a team member to a wider research programme.  You will provide support to the advancement of the research area, writing applications for external competitive grants and publish high impact, peer reviewed papers and assist in research dissemination activities. Experience of research in Nanomedicine/Drug delivery/Pharmaceutical Sciences/Malaria or a related area is therefore essential. 

You will have a PhD (or near completion) in Drug delivery/ Nanomedicine/ Pharmaceutical sciences/ Materials Science/Malaria/Biology of the malarial parasite or other related field of Biomedical Sciences and an Undergraduate degree in a pharmaceutical science/biological science/chemistry. You should have a background in targeted nanomedicine and/or malaria therapeutics research and experience in project management.

Motivated, enthusiastic with attention to detail, you will have the ability to communicate effectively with various stakeholders and have the ability to work independently and as part of a team to ensure agreed work targets are achieved. Utilising excellent writing skills, you will have publications in peer review journals or similar. 

Discussions regarding this position are warmly welcomed: please contact Prof. Kamalinder K Singh (, Professor of Pharmaceutical Technology and Drug delivery, School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences, 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.

School/Service: School of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences
Hours: Part time (0.75 FTE – 28 hours per week)
Basis: Fixed term contract until for 7 months
Interview Date: To be confirmed

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