Knowledge Transfer Partnership Industrial Associate - Rheologist

University of Edinburgh - School of Physics and Astronomy

College of Science and Engineering

We are seeking a Knowledge Transfer Partnership Industrial Associate - Rheologist to work in partnership with Lamellar Biomedical Ltd. This is an opportunity for a dynamic and enthusiastic rheologist to work in a fast-paced and cutting-edge biotechnology environment and contribute to the development and testing of novel biomedical products for the treatment of cystic fibrosis (CF). As a KTP associate you will be based at Lamellar Biomedical Ltd, Glasgow (www.lamellar.com) but will spend time at the University of Edinburgh as required. Lamellar develops a range of patent protected medical devices and pharmaceuticals based on mimetics of extra-alveolar lamellar bodies (phospholipid micro-droplets).

The successful associate will develop and optimize assays to study the physical interactions between these lamellar bodies and the sticky mucus layers lining the lung of CF patients, and will use these assays to provide essential data for ongoing clinical trials. The associate will become an expert in the rheology of mucus and will form a bridge between Lamellar and researchers in the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership (UoE) who have a wide base of expertise in the rheology of complex fluids. They will learn to apply skills and theory developed for well-established, model systems to a real-world problem of clinical importance, resulting in novel discovery while creating techniques of real value to the company. The post carries considerable responsibility: the associate is expected to make real, measurable contributions to the company’s projects to tight, commercial deadlines, and to present their results in peer-reviewed journals and at conferences. An enhanced professional development package will be provided, and the post is expected to form a launching pad for the associate to develop a career in industrial research.

Fixed-term for 2 years.

Closing Date: 28 September 2017 at 5pm GMT

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