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Postdoctoral position in pharmaceutical physical chemistry

Published: : 2017-10-05

Uppsala University is an international research university focused on the development of science and education. Our most important assets are all the individuals who with their curiosity and their dedication make Uppsala University one of Sweden’s most exciting work places. Uppsala University has 40,000 students, 7,000 employees and a turnover of SEK 6,5 billion.

At the Department of Pharmacy. The project is for one year, with start January 1st 2018, or as agreed upon.

Project: Amphiphilic Drug Self-Assemblies Studied by Scattering Techniques

The Department of Pharmacy offers a stimulating multidisciplinary working environment in research and teaching within the Pharmacy disciplines. The Department centers its research on Drug Delivery, Rational Drug Usage and Pharmaceutical Materials Science. The research is developed by a series of research groups, several of international prominence. The research groups represent a unique cluster of academic competences in Sweden and the Department of Pharmacy has thus a key role in the development of the pharmacy discipline in Sweden. Information about the department and the research groups can be found at

The postdoc position is in the research group Pharmaceutical Physical Chemistry. The group’s research aims at clarifying the relationships between the molecular structure of drug molecules and excipients, and their physical-chemical properties and behavior in drug formulations and delivery systems such as microgels, vesicles and microemulsions. The purpose is to create new knowledge making it possible to develop new or improved systems for the administration of drugs, in particular amphiphilic and bio-macromolecular/protein drugs.

The project will be part of the group’s new initiative to study the self-assembling properties of amphiphilic drugs in solution and their interaction with other amphiphilic self-assemblies and charged polymer networks. Focus will be on structural investigations by means of static and dynamic light scattering and small-angle x-ray and neutron scattering techniques.

Admission requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral employment, the candidate must hold a PhD degree no older than 3 years. Evaluation criteria: Extra attention will be paid to scientific skills. PhD in physical chemistry or related areas is a suitable background for the project. Qualifications in small-angle scattering techniques at large scale facilities are highly rated and practical experience of light scattering experiments is required. Further, the post doc is expected to successfully perform high quality research, publish the results, and independently perform the tasks included in the project. He/she is also expected to contribute to other projects performed within the group and at the department.

The application should contain a letter in which the applicant describes her/himself, her/his qualifications, research interests and plans for the future. It must contain a CV including at least two references, copies of relevant grades, and a list of previous research publications of relevance, including the applicant's doctoral thesis. Periods of leave, such as parental leave, that may be taken into account should be stated in the presentation of personal experience and qualifications. Salary will be set after competence and we would like the applicant to provide an expected salary in the application.

Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.

Pay: Individual salary

Type of employment: Temporary position

Working hours: 100 %

For further information about the position please contact
Prof. Per Hansson,
Doc. Magnus Bergström, magnus.bergströ

You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-11-06, UFV-PA 2017/3416.

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Placement: Department of Pharmacy

Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months

Pay: Fixed pay

Number of positions: 1

Working hours: 100%

Town: Uppsala

County: Uppsala län

Country: Sweden

Union representative: Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST

Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3416

Last application date: 2017-11-06

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