|Salary:||£29,762 to £34,314 per annum (Grade 5)|
|Placed On:||22nd March 2023|
|Closes:||19th April 2023|
We seek to recruit an enthusiastic, highly motivated scientist with proven intellectual and technical abilities to work on a 12-month project, Development of di- and triphosphate prodrugs of clofarabine as anticancer agents, funded by Medical Research Council (MRC).
The goal of this project is to acquire key findings to allow the further development of Clofarabine di- and triphosphate phosphoramidate prodrugs as anticancer agents. With this project we will devise a robust scalable prodrugs chemical synthesis to support the manufacturing process, we will assess six selected prodrugs for stability and activation mechanism to prove that upon activation they release the active species, and we will investigate their ability to overcome Clofarabine associated resistance mechanism. From the data collected two lead candidates will be selected for further preclinical investigations (pharmacokinetics and efficacy in vivo studies) to be supported by NuCana.
Further information is available at the following group webpages:
Dr Michaela Serpi: https://www.cardiff.ac.uk/people/view/2484613-serpi-michaela
For informal enquiries about the role and the Cardiff School of Chemistry, please contact Dr Michaela Serpi, email: SerpiM5@cardiff.ac.uk.
For further details about working at Cardiff University, please contact Dr Mahmoud Akhtar (AkhtarM@cardiff.ac.uk; +44 (029 2087 0680)
This position is full-time (35 hours per week) and is available immediately for 12 months.
To work for an employer that values and promotes equality of opportunity, please visit www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs and search for vacancy number: 16348BR.
Salary: £29,762 - £34,314 per annum (Grade 5). We do not anticipate that an appointment be made above £31,411 per annum (Grade 5.26).
Important note: It is the University’s policy to use the person specification as a key tool for short-listing. Candidates should evidence that they meet ALL of the essential criteria as well as, where relevant, the desirable. As part of the application process, you will be asked to provide this evidence via a supporting statement. Please ensure that the evidence you are providing corresponds with the numbered criteria outlined below. Your application will be considered based on the information you provide under each element.
When attaching the supporting statement to your application profile, please ensure that you name it with the vacancy reference number, e.g., Supporting Statement for 16348BR.
Closing date: Wednesday, 19 April 2023
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