MPhil/PhD Studentship: Formulation of novel carrier systems for Ziprasidone to avoid food effect



The studentship starting in March 2014, is available to undertake research on the formulation of novel carrier systems for anti-psychotic agents such as Ziprasidone. The effect of food on the bioavailability of numerous commonly prescribed anti-psychotic agents is a serious issue. This project aims to develop carrier systems which can avoid food effect where the strategies may include drug cyclodextrin complexation to formulation of selfemulsifying drug delivery systems (SEDDS). This is an industry sponsored project which will require conducting research to highest standards and meeting tight deadlines.

We are looking for a candidate who displays the enthusiasm and talent necessary to perform quality research. You should have strong analytical skills, work effectively as a member of a team and be able to work independently. You should have, or be expected to receive, a minimum of a First Class/Upper Second Honours Degree or preferably MSc in Pharmaceutical or Formulation science area. Experience of working with pharmaceutical formulations will be an advantage.

The successful candidate will receive a £13,500 bursary plus a contribution towards the tuition fees during the term of the funding, subject to performance.

For further information please contact: Dr Vivek Trivedi ([email protected]) 01634883362.

For additional information about the studentship and links to the application form please go to the apply buttom below. 

The application form should be completed and returned to: [email protected]  and include: an attached pdf file of a comprehensive CV and a one page covering letter explaining your interest in the project and how it relates to past experience and present motivations. Previous applicants need not reapply.

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The closing date for applications is noon on Friday 01 November 2013 and interviews will be held on 11 Nov 2013.

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