|Salary:||£35,333 to £42,155 (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||27th September 2022|
|Closes:||17th October 2022|
SOC Code - Visa Requirements: 2119
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Optimisation of microneedle insertion and understanding the implications of repeat application as tools to support translation
A Research Associate is sought for the new Department of Life Sciences within the Faculty of Science. The Department brings together the University strengths in the areas of Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacy & Pharmacology to form a single, cross-disciplinary, integrated and collaborative department, which creates the critical mass and environment to be more competitive on the evolving national and international research stages.
Microneedle arrays (MN) are minimally-invasive devices that painlessly, and without drawing blood, by-pass the skin’s stratum corneum barrier, allowing delivery into/through, or extraction from, the viable skin layers. This multi-institution, multidisciplinary project aims to answer fundamental scientific and regulatory questions that remain to be addressed for polymeric MN regarding their optimum design, penetration depth and retention and the effects of their repeated application to skin. The principal goal for the Bath team is to apply tools confocal Raman spectroscopy, coherent anti-Stokes Raman scattering (CARS), stimulated Raman scattering (SRS) and mass spectrometric (MS) imaging (MALDI and SIMS) to study polymer disposition in tissues following repeated application of microneedles to the skin.
Specific responsibilities will include:
You should have first-hand experience of the biophysical applications of Raman and mass spectroscopic imaging methods and an understanding of the pharmaceutical sciences underpinning drug delivery across biological barriers. You will perform a significant portion of the research with collaborators at the National Physical Laboratory (Teddington, U.K.).
This position is available for a period of 18 months.
For all enquiries please contact Prof. Begoña Delgado-Charro (email@example.com), however, please submit your application, including a full CV and a list of publications/presentations via the University website.
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