2017 Training Fellowship in Drug Delivery Systems

Universidade Lusófona, Lisboa Portugal (EU)
CBIOS (Lusófona’s Research Center for Biosciences and Health Technologies)

A training research position is immediately available in the DDS lab at CBIOS of Universidade Lusófona.

CBIOS is a research unit that currently has 30 faculty members, 14 PhD students and a wide range of external collaborators.

This research group has more than 30 projects running, producing interdisciplinary and translational research (more at www.cbios.ulusofona.pt) in 3 main domains:

  • Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • Food Science and Phytochemistry
  • Development of Delivery Systems (where our lab is inserted)

Trainees in this CBIOS fellowship will have access to a variety of techniques including HPLC, TLC, atomic absorption, FT-IR, RMN, spectrophotometry, photon correlation spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, differential scanning calorimetry, electrophoretic light scattering and all techniques related to skin biometrics.

Several preparation methods of drug delivery systems (polymeric, lipidic, metallic, ceramic, superparamagnetic, hybrids, etc.) have been developed and compared in our laboratory through cell culture models, animal and human models.

Several related analytical tools according international guidelines are being currently explored.

The group’s research interests are centered in Drug Delivery Systems but this lab also offers complementary training in Non-Drug Delivery Systems (such as food supplements and cosmetics) and methods to assess its efficacy and safety.

All candidates will be considered, although special consideration will be given to individuals who have:

  1. a solid academic background including, if possible, special interest in Drug Delivery Systems
  2. good communication skills (written/spoken English)
  3. interest and, if possible, previous research experience working in Drug Delivery Systems
  4. a keen desire to learn.

Candidates eligible for CBIOS fellowship will benefit for a “zero” fees policy enjoying all benefits offered to the university student’s. After the 1st semester evaluation, the candidate will eventually be able to apply to one of the scholarships available for PhD programs.

Please send in a single PDF file, a presentation letter stating you research interests, a cv resumé, highlighting qualifications, and three references able to confirm your capacities, to:

Luís Monteiro Rodrigues PhD, Director
monteiro.rodrigues@ulusofona.pt

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