2013 Postdoctoral Positions in Section for Biologics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

2013 Postdoctoral Positions in Section for Biologics at University of Copenhagen in DenmarkDescription: In the Section for Biologics, we aim at mechanistically understanding the effects of pharmaceutical formulation on stability, biophysical drug characteristics and improved transport of the therapeutically active molecule into and across biological barriers to target sites.The overall aim of “COMPACT” is to reduce delivery and targeting bottlenecks for the development of novel biologics-based medicines, by improving the understanding of cellular uptake mechanisms of biomacromolecular drugs. The three postdoctoral are being employed with the aim of achieving this goal. More specifically, the three postdoc projects comprise: one Postdoctoral Project in nucleic acid formulation design, characterization and detailed assessment in vitro. This will include optimization of SIRNA-containing particulate carriers, cellular uptake and intracellular trafficking of the carrier as well as the drug upon administration to transfected cells.Two postdoc projects in peptide/protein formulation design, characterization, and mechanistic assessment of delivery upon oral administration; specifically with a focus on overcoming the intestinal enzymatic, mucus and epithelial barriers by formulation design. For proper assessment of drug delivery systems, advanced in vitromodels should be established and implemented and properties compared to in vivo results obtained.

Eligibility: The successful applicants will be experimentally oriented scientists who can document original scientific production in the area of formulation and delivery of biologics and/or biological barriers. Applicants with relevant experience in formulation characterization applied to research in membrane transport will be preferred.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral positions

Provider: COMPACT pharma partner Novo Nordisk A/S and EU initiative Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)
For Which Country: Denmark

For Whom: National

Number of awards offered: 3 scholarships are awarded.

Duration of award: Postdoctoral Positions are awarded for a period of 3 years (with a possibility of a 1-2 year extension).

Deadline: Do submit your applications till 10-12-2012

2013 Postdoctoral Positions in Section for Biologics at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

2013 Postdoctoral Positions in Section for Biologics at University of Copenhagen in DenmarkEligibility: The successful applicants will be experimentally oriented scientists who can document original scientific production in the area of formulation and delivery of biologics and/or biological barriers. Applicants with relevant experience in formulation characterization applied to research in membrane transport will be preferred.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This scholarship is available for pursuing postdoctoral positions

Provider: COMPACT pharma partner Novo Nordisk A/S and EU initiative Innovative Medicines Initiative (IMI)

For Which Country: Denmark

For Whom: National

Description: In the Section for Biologics, we aim at mechanistically understanding the effects of pharmaceutical formulation on stability, biophysical drug characteristics and improved transport of the therapeutically active molecule into and across biological barriers to target sites.The overall aim of “COMPACT” is to reduce delivery and targeting bottlenecks for the development of novel biologics-based medicines, by improving the understanding of cellular uptake mechanisms of biomacromolecular drugs. The three postdoctoral are being employed with the aim of achieving this goal.More specifically, the three postdoc projects comprise: one postdoctoral project in nucleic acid formulation design, characterization and detailed assessment in vitro. This will include optimization of siRNA-containing particulate carriers, cellular uptake and intracellular trafficking of the carrier as well as the drug upon administration to transfected cells.Two postdoc projects in peptide/protein formulation design, characterization, and mechanistic assessment of delivery upon oral administration; specifically with a focus on overcoming the intestinal enzymatic, mucus and epithelial barriers by formulation design. For proper assessment of drug delivery systems, advanced in vitromodels should be established and implemented and properties compared to in vivo results obtained.

Number of awards offered: 3 scholarships are awarded.

Duration of award: Postdoctoral positions are awarded for a period of 3 years (with a possibility of a 1-2 year extension).

Deadline: Do submit your applications till 10-12-2012

2013 PhD Scholarships in Innovative Plant Biology at University of Copenhagen in Denmark

2013 PhD Scholarships in Innovative Plant Biology at University of Copenhagen in DenmarkDescription: The overall goal of the project is to expand our knowledge about the fundamental biological processes that control production and quality of plant biomass, and to develop new technologies that can expand the use of biomass resources from heat, power and ethanol towards future areas such as chemical components and maritime fuels. The project addresses three interconnected themes: biology, conversion and application, and is carried out jointly between the research groups in plant nutrition, molecular plant breeding, photosynthesis and plant cell walls at the department of Plant and Environmental Sciences, KU-SCIENCE. Other project partners include Forest & Landscape, KU-SCIENCE, Technical University of Denmark, and the industrial partners DONG Energy, Haldor Topsoe A/S, Novozymes, MAN Diesel & Turbo and A.P. Møller Mærsk. The PhD fellows will work closely together with senior staff in the consortium, and will have strong collaborations with each other as well as other PhD students in the area.

Eligibility: -M.Sc. degree in Agronomy, Biology, Biotechnology or other relevant areas

-Experiences with techniques in general molecular biology, biochemistry, plant physiology, plant breeding, genetics, bioinformatics or analytical chemistry
-Previous publications and proficiency in scientific communication skills
-The grade point average achieved
-Fluency in spoken and written English
-Good interpersonal skills.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Subject: Various Courses

Level: This Scholarship programme is available for pursuing PhD degree level.

Provider: University of Copenhagen

For Which Country: Denmark

For Whom: National

Number of Awards: 3 fellowships are awarded.

Deadline: Do submit your applications till 15th December 2012.