PhD scholarship in Artificial Skin Membranes

Wednesday 05 Jan 22

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The topic is preparation of a polymeric artificial skin membrane with sweating capabilities for realis-tic measurements of ex-vivo transdermal drug delivery, and the ideal candidate should be curious and analytical with a background in polymer science and/or chemical engineering, ideally with knowledge on silicone-based materials.

Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the research centre’s knowledge on transdermal drug delivery by means of experimental work combined with mathematical modelling. You will work with nearby colleagues and be co-supervised by a professor from TUe, where you will also spend your external research stay. You will collaborate with both academic and industrial partners in Denmark as well as abroad. Your primary tasks will be to:

  • Conduct and evaluate transdermal drug delivery experiments
  • Supervise BSc and MSc student projects

You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. You must have experience with synthesis and characterization of silicone-based elastomers as well as have a thorough understanding of mathematical modelling via courses such as advanced transport processes. Work experience (e.g. student job) within the field of polymer synthesis and polymer characterization is also required.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.  

Assessment
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov.

We offer
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and academic freedom tempered by responsibility.


Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.

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Further information
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov by email: al@kt.dtu.dk.  

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Application procedure
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20 January 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link "Apply online", fill out the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one PDF file. The file must include:

  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of grading scale

You may apply prior to ob­tai­ning your master's degree but cannot begin before having received it.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation, process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of industrial companies.

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