Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medicinal Chemistry/Drug Development: Optimisation of small peptides for migraine therapy
PharmNovo UK - Liverpool John Moores University
|Salary:||£26,052 to £33,970 per annum depending on relevant experience|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||29th November 2016|
|Closes:||23rd December 2016|
Contract: 12 months fixed term
Innovate UK, Biomedical Catalyst initiative funded
We are currently seeking a postdoctoral scientist to work on a collaborative, multidisciplinary drug development project funded by the Innovate UK, Biomedical Catalyst initiative. The successful candidate will be employed by PharmNovo UK Ltd. and the position will be located in the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) which has excellent, newly refurbished facilities for drug discovery and development.
The aim of the project is to optimise the biological and physicochemical properties of novel short peptide antagonists of the calcitonin gene related peptide (CGRP) receptor with the eventual aim of developing a novel anti-migraine therapy. The work will involve peptide synthesis, analysis and purification and in vitro analysis of receptor activity.
You should have a PhD with a strong background in one or more of the following areas: synthetic organic chemistry (ideally, working with peptides but training will be provided), chemical biology, receptor pharmacology/cell biology. Candidates must have excellent communication skills, which are evident from written reports, presentations and publications and a proven research track record. Publication of appropriate research will be encouraged. In addition, candidates will be expected to demonstrate that they are an effective and enthusiastic team member and be prepared to work closely with a second postdoctoral scientist whose focus will be on nanoparticle formulation of the peptides for nasal delivery and who will be employed on the project by LJMU.
This is an excellent opportunity for a postdoctoral scientist who wishes to gain experience of pharmaceutical research and development.
Please send a Covering Letter and CV to Prof David Kendall, PharmNovo UK Ltd. (email@example.com)
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