Queen's University Belfast

Position ID:Queen's University Belfast-RF [#16397, 20/108232]
Position Title: Research Fellow – Biofunctional Nanomaterials
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Belfast, Belfast BT1 7NN, United Kingdom [map]
Subject Areas: Biochemistry
Pharmaceutical Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2020/06/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/06/01, listed until 2020/06/15)
Position Description:    

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We are recruiting for a Research Fellow who will join the Biofunctional Nanomaterials research group led by Dr Garry Laverty. The successful Research Fellow will 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. 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. Salary: £33,797 - £36,914 per annum This post is available until 30 June 2021 Closing date: Monday 15 June 2020 Anticipated interview date: Monday 29 June 2020 Informal enquiries may be directed to Tara Brown via email to t.brown@qub.ac.uk The School of Pharmacy is part of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences at Queen’s. The School is acknowledged as a leading centre for Pharmacy teaching and research in the UK. The School provides students with as authentic a learning experience and environment as possible. We have world leading research laboratories with the best technology in the industry. In the latest rankings in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 the School has been ranked 1st in Pharmacy and Pharmacology Research and 2nd for Pharmacology and Pharmacy. Further information about the School and Group Leader can be found at: https://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPharmacy/ https://pure.qub.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/garry-laverty(02681734-a9a5-4921-95e0-737923f3b3c3).html Queen’s University Belfast is a driver of innovation and talent based on excellence. Throughout the University, our academics collaborate across disciplines and with outside agencies and institutions on projects of world significance. We are connected and networked with strategic partnerships across the world, helping us to expand our impact on wider society locally, nationally and globally. The University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing the best global talent within an environment that enables them to realise their full potential. We are a leader in gender equality and diversity, and are one of the UK’s most successful universities in the Athena SWAN initiative which promotes gender equality and career progression. The University and the School of Pharmacy holds an Athena SWAN Silver award in recognition of our commitment and success in addressing gender equality, representation, progression and success for all our staff. We are ranked 1st in the UK for Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, (Innovate UK) 9th in the UK for University facilities (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2018) and 14th in the UK for research quality (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019). Based in Belfast, a modern capital city, our beautiful campus is surrounded by abundant acres of parkland and is renowned as one of the safest and affordable cities in the UK. The choice of local Schools from pre-nursery upwards are some of the best available and we are immensely proud of what our city and our University will offer you. For full job details and essential/desirable criteria please refer to the candidate information link on our website by clicking apply. You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information or assistance contact Resourcing Team, Queen’s University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email on resourcing@qub.ac.uk The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability. Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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