PhD Scholarship in Food and Formulation Engineering with Focus on Formulation of Protein and Probiotic Drugs

International students are invited for a PhD scholarship at Lund University. This position is available for 5 years. The deadline for applying is August 09, 2019.

LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.

Subject description

The subject covers experimental and theoretical studies based on science and engineering aiming to address issues of relevance to the food industry, the pharmaceutical industry and adjacent business sectors, and systems aspects of the production and consumption of food in society.

Project description- NextBioform

The advertised position will focus on the formulation of oral pharmaceutics mainly for probiotics and proteins.

The project will be linked to Nextbioforms centres of excellence.

Few biological medicin can be given as oral formulations today and the focus of this project will be to improve the delivery of such products locally in the GI-tract. NextBioForm is a centre that enables new and improved formulations which will bring active biopharmaceuticals to the patients. NextBioForm will build a sustainable platform for innovation, the development of formulations and process techniques for pharmaceuticals based on biologically active substances.

The aim for NextBioFormis improved pharmaceuticals from a patient- and health care perspective, as well as a strengthened innovation capability.

Work duties

The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%). The student will also be involved in the NextBioform competence center and active particpation in center activities will be one of the duities of the student. This includes collaboration with other parters in the centre and presenting the PhD project at center meetings.

Admission requirements

Assessment criteria

Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle.

Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through his or her experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.

Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 .

Instructions on how to apply

Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).

Deadline: August 09, 2019
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