Most modern protein or peptide drugs suffer from premature degradation and poor permeability when administered orally. Nanoparticulate drug carriers like phospholipid vesicles (liposomes) show great promise in protecting these drugs on their passage through the gastrointestinal tract to the site of absorption. To further improve liposomes for this application, membrane lipids from species of the domain Archaea have been used. Obtaining sufficient amounts of these lipids has so far been challenging and costly, therefore our project aims to explore alternative sources.
The PhD position is externally financed and the applicant is expected to accept the conditions resulting from this construct, among which are contribution towards progress reports (oral & written) to Phospholipid Research Center (Heidelberg, Germany) and part-time work as an editorial assistant for European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences (Elsevier, Amsterdam Netherlands).
Deadline: 18 January 2019.
Please see the full call, including how to apply, on www.sdu.dk or directly https://www.sdu.dk/da/service/ledige_stillinger/1020705