Research Fellow, Pharmacy

Belfast, Northern Ireland
£34,304 per annum.
15 Nov 2021
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2021
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 13/12/2021
Salary £34,304 per annum.
Job category/type Research

Job description

The School of Pharmacy is seeking to appoint Research Fellows to be active members within Professor Raj Thakur’s Ocular Drug Delivery research group at the School of Pharmacy, Queen’s University Belfast. The Research Fellows will be active members of the industry funded translational research project within the area of novel long-acting drug delivery systems (LADDS). The Research Fellows will be assisting in the design, development and evaluation of LADDS for small molecules and biologics so that the overall research objectives of the project are met.

This post is available on a fixed term contract for 6 months.

As the successful candidate(s) you will have the following;

  • 2:1 Honors Degree or equivalent in pharmacy, polymer science, or pharmaceutical chemistry.
  • Hold a PhD (or about to submit) in pharmacy, drug delivery, chemistry, polymer science or pharmaceutics.
  • At least 3 years of recent and relevant research experience in the area of Ocular drug delivery.
  • Experience in laboratory-based research involving LADDS, stability studies, characterization of delivery systems, and in vitro testing of polymeric materials.
  • Experience in fabrication, characterization, protein activity assays and biocompatibility testing of biologicand small molecule-loaded ocular implant.

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from all. However, our employment monitoring data tells us that individuals from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, people with a disability and those who identify as LGBT+ are currently under-represented at the University. Also, protestants are currently under-represented in this category of work. As such, we particularly welcome applications from these individuals.        

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