|Salary:||£34,308 to £36,386|
|Placed On:||3rd February 2023|
|Closes:||6th March 2023|
Fixed until 31/03/2024
This role is to undertake a combination of pilot plant (data generation & development) and modelling activities (data application and model development) to support the delivery of a digital twin for continuous direct compression. This is as part of a team activity (made up of technicians, RA’s and RF) reporting directly to the PI. This project is co-funded by government and industry (the MMIC partnership) with the University of Strathclyde being the delivery partner. The researcher is expected to develop a portfolio of activities to advance understanding of pharmaceutical manufacturing processes such as continuous direct compression. The researcher is expected to develop proposals and work plans to deliver against and satisfy the project goals. The researcher is expected to identify and develop opportunities for further funding and extension to future projects, either within MMIC or other funding bodies. The researcher will be required to regularly engage in knowledge exchange activities. This is critical for the dissemination and training of the research output to the end users (i.e. industrial partners and broader research community).
CMAC comprises a multidisciplinary team of academics, researchers and technical staff, providing a platform for collaborative research, training and knowledge exchange in the area of advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing. This role will support a strategic project in developing continuous direct compression of oral solid dose forms.
The CMAC Facility houses a comprehensive suite of high-value, state-of-the-art continuous processing equipment, novel monitoring and control systems and extensive off-line characterisation capabilities. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team to deliver a strategic partnership between industry-government-academia that is focussed upon developing in depth process understanding of core powdered-solid based pharmaceutical unit operations for production of oral solid dose forms.
We are seeking an individual with skills and experience in design of trials for process data generation from secondary pharmaceutical unit operations. The overall goal is for application of datasets for process model development to support the development of a demonstrator digital twin. Specifically this pilot is for a continuous direct compression pharmaceutical manufacturing process.
Main Duties: Develop protocols, workflows for data generation from pilot plant activities. Lead the execution, collation and reporting of these activities to the project team. Plan and manage own workload, with guidance from colleagues as required. Conduct individual and/or collaborative research, including determining appropriate research methods and contributing to the development of new research methods. Identify sources of funding and contribute to the securing of funds for research, including drafting grant proposals and planning for future proposals. Write up research work for publication, individually or in collaboration with colleagues, and disseminate results as appropriate to the discipline by, for example, peer reviewed journal publications and presentation at conferences. Join external networks to share information and ideas, inform the development of research objectives and to identify potential sources of funding. Collaborate with colleagues on the development of knowledge exchange activities by, for example, participating in initiatives which establish research links with industry and influence public policy and the professions. Supervise student projects, provide advice to students and contribute to teaching as required by, specifically supervision and support for MSc & PhD programs. Engage in continuous professional development.
Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to John Robertson, Principal Investigator, (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Formal interviews for this post will be held on 14/03/2023.
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