The University invites applications for a PhD student to join our Hertfordshire Knowledge Exchange Partnership (HKEP) scheme, a 1-year industrial placement followed by a 3-year PhD studentship funded jointly by the European Regional Development Fund, Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership and Merxin ltd.
Start date: October 2019
Duration: 4 years
Company: Merxin Ltd
Stipend: Starts at £14,553 per annum plus approved expenses. Students will also receive a maximum contribution towards their individual tuition fees; equivalent to the Home/EU student fee in each year of registration.
Merxin are designers and suppliers of generic and customized inhaler device platforms, creating, developing and supplying device platforms for evaluation through to commercial supply. Quality, reliability and efficacy are core values of Merxin to help improve the health of patients. Find out more information.
Drug delivery to the lungs for therapeutic benefits is changing; biomolecules, environmental protections are making demands on the technology landscape. Fine and soft mist inhalers are increasingly used to replace pMDIs, nebulisers and DPIs. These have been tuned to work with aqueous formulations with low viscosity. New molecules are requiring non-aqueous formulations where existing devices are not suited. The understanding of aerosolisation mechanisms of viscous liquids is limited.
This project will investigate how to aerosolise high viscosity liquids in safe and reliable ways as well as address the question: “How can formulations with high viscosity be aerosolised for efficient lung delivery of therapies?”
For further information and to apply for this role please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for applications is the Sunday 11th of August 2019.
For Informal enquires please contact Professor Darragh Murnane at email@example.com. Please note that applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.
Interview Dates: Provisionally Monday 16th of September 2019
If you do not receive an invitation to interview, then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.