The position is placed at the Faculty of Health and Society, Department of Biomedical Science. The education and research activities comprised by the faculty aim at contributing to the knowledge base in order to preserve, support and promote people’s physical, psychological, and social health. Research is taking place in areas ranging from science, technology and medicine to social science. At the interfaces between them, exciting new areas for research are being generated. The research at the faculty is also linked to the research programme Biofilms - Research Center for Biointerfaces which combines research with medical, dental, food and environmental applications, at three of our faculties, in close collaboration with regional industry.
Job description and responsibilities
Pharmaceutical formulations are often heterogeneous emulsion-based systems consisting of several phases separated by interfaces. Formulations performance is however largely taken for granted despite the fact that raw material batch to batch variations can be large inside specifications. The main objective for the current project is therefor to investigate how actual composition, molecular size distribution, purity, etc affect individual excipients performance in a product. We will focus on physicochemical characterization of bulk and surface properties of some common emulsifiers and how these interact with biologics. The project will be carried out in close collaboration with Lonza AG, Switzerland.
Apart from carrying out research within these areas the applicant is expected to take responsibility for the maintenance of the instruments involved and to be active by supervising postgraduate students and fellow scientists in the techniques, as well as participate in teaching at post graduate and graduate level. Teaching at undergraduate level may also to some extent be required. In addition, the applicant should (when applicable) be responsible for contacts on operational level with involved industry partners and is also expected to take part in applications for external funding to support research activities.
Required Qualifications and Criteria for Assessment of Applicants
Candidates must be physical chemists by training and have a doctoral degree together with a good track record in pharmacy and/or surface and colloid chemistry. Special considerations will be given to scientific expertise in and previous hands-on experience in several of the following methods: DSC, ISC, ITC, TGA DVS, QCM-D, PLOM, synchrotron-SAXS (including modelling) and SWAXD. Documented excellent level of English (understanding, speaking and writing) is essential. The candidate should also have the ability to work in a team and collaborate with people in complementary disciplines. Previous experience from working in research projects that involved both industry and academia is highly valued.
Form of employment and starting date
Temporary position, starting September 2017
Johan Engblom, Professor in Biomedical technology Phone: +46 40 665 74 83 Mail: Johan.Engblom@mah.se
Vitaly Kocherbitov, Professor in Biomedical technology Phone: +46 40 665 79 46, Mail: Vitaly.Kocherbitov@mah.se
Instructions to Applicants
You apply through Malmö Universities’ recruitment system by clicking the button “ansök”. It is your own responsibility that your application is complete with all required documentation according to the adverted position. Your application must have arrived no later than August 15th, 2017.
The application should contain the following:
- A brief summary of scientific, teaching and other qualifications relevant to the position
- Attested copies of certificates
- Signed list of qualifications (CV)
- List of scientific publications
- Copies of three of your most relevant scientific publications
Trade union representatives
SACO, Ann-Mari Campbell tel: 040-665 74 37
OFR/Lärarförbundet, Peter Persson tel:040-665 82 76
OFR/S (ST) Naser Eftekharian tel: 040-665 76 49