PhD Student in Pharmaceutics and Drug Transporters

A position as PhD student is available at the Department of Physics, Chemistry and Pharmacy, University of Southern Denmark, in Professor Carsten Uhd Nielsen’s research group “Drug Transporters in ADME”. The PhD position is available from 1 September 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter, for a period of three years. Application deadline: 15 June 2018.

The research project will focus on the role of drug transporters and the modulation hereof in formulation strategies to optimize drug delivery for overcoming cellular barrier functions in oral drug delivery or drug delivery to cancer cells.

We are seeking a highly talented, creative, motivated and hard-working candidate with a Master’s degree in Pharmacy, Pharmaceutical Sciences or related subjects. The successful applicant should have some knowledge and experimental experience in areas such as cell culture studies, animal studies, physico-chemical characterization of particulate drug delivery systems, with related analytical techniques. Prior academic publication experience will be considered an advantage. The candidate should be proficient in English and possess good interpersonal skills and find it natural to collaborate.

Applications from candidates expecting to graduate with their Master’s degree before August 2018 are welcome.

For further information please contact Professor Carsten Uhd Nielsen, tel.: +45 6550 9427, e-mail:

Application, salary etc.
Appointment as a PhD Research Fellow is for three years. Employment stops automatically at the end of the period. The holder of the scholarship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement of 10 November 2015 on salaried PhD scholars between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations).

The successful candidate will be enrolled at this university in accordance with faculty regulations and the Danish Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order).

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Application must be made in the form of a Declaration of Interest including the following:
• A research proposal/description of your approach to the above project (max one page excluding references)
• A letter stating your specific interest, motivation and qualifications for the project in question (max. two pages) (please attach this under box “Application form”)
• Detailed CV, including personal contact information
• Copies of diplomas, Bachelor as well as Master’s degree, including transcript of notes/grades
• At least two signed reference letters. Should your referees wish to send their letters directly to us, please have them use e-mail: mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. And please note that these also need to reach us before deadline.

Further information about the PhD-study can be found at the homepage of the University.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link “Apply online”. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Incomplete applications and applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated. This also applies to reference letters.

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Deadline: 1 June 2018
Unit: The Faculty of Science
Campus: Odense
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Post expires on Friday June 1st, 2018