The University invites applications 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 LEP and Merxin ltd.
Start date: November / December 2019
Duration: 4 years
Company: Merxin Ltd
Stipend: £15,009 per annum plus approved expenses. Students will also receive a maximum contribution towards their individual tuition fees; equivalent to the University’s Home/EU student fee for each year of registration.
Drug delivery to the lungs is changing: Fine and soft mist inhalers (FSMIs) are increasingly replacing propellant-based metered dose and dry powder inhalers. FSMIs use a variety of mechanical principles (e.g. vibrating meshes, impinging microjets) to generate small aerosol droplets and were developed to work with low viscosity aqueous formulations. Non-aqueous formulations for new molecules pose challenges for existing device technologies. In addition, the understanding of aerosolisation mechanisms for high concentration and viscous liquids is limited.
This project will investigate the mechanical and physical processes of droplet generation from FSMI devices of relevance to Merxin’s device portfolio addressing:
We seek an adaptable team worker demonstrating excellent inter-personal and organisational skills. The ability to work on their own initiative at the academic-commercial interface. They will be willing to travel for work at Merxin in King’s Lynn and Hatfield, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and ability to present high quality sensitive academic data.
For further information please email firstname.lastname@example.org . Applications sent directly to this address will not be accepted.
Deadline: Thursday 31 October with interviews in November.
If you do not receive an invitation to interview, then you have unfortunately been unsuccessful on this occasion.