PhD Position in Improving Nanoparticulate Carriers for Oral Drug Delivery Using Archaeal Lipids

PhD Position in Improving Nanoparticulate Carriers for Oral Drug Delivery Using Archaeal Lipids

University of Southern Denmark

Odense M, Denmark

The Department of Biology at SDU is seeking a highly motivated candidate to work on a project that aims to improve nanoparticulate carriers for oral drug delivery by using archaeal lipids (preferably) starting in February 2019.

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

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Southern University of Denmark-southern_uni_of_denmark-50818

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