PhD Fellowships in Biopharmaceutics as Medicinal Products, University of Copenhagen, Denmark

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The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Copenhagen is pleased to announce that 8 PhD fellowships will be available from 1 July 2010 or as soon as possible thereafter. Applications are invited for the three-year fellowship from candidates that hold or expect to hold a master’s degree in a field relevant to the following projects:

Micro-containers – an approach improve transmucosal delivery of peptides? Main supervisor: Associate Professor Anette Müllertz, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6440 (email: amu[at]

Insight into water in solid state biopharmaceutical drug products. Main supervisor: Professor Jukka Rantanen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6585 (email: jtr[at]

Modified protein and their interaction with commonly used pharmaceutical excipients. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Marco van de Weert, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6186 (email: mvdw[at]

Rational design of polymeric matrix nanoparticles for delivery of small interference RNA (siRNA). Main supervisor: Associate Professor Camilla Foged, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6402 (email: cfo[at]

Protein drugs: Surface-induced aggregation in a pharmacy setting. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Lene Jørgensen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry (email: lej[at]

Solution and formulation properties of protein-modules. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Bente Vestergaard, Department of Medicinal Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6144 (email: bv[at]

Influence of mucosal membrane barrier properties on transport kinetics of oral peptide and protein delivery. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6346 (email: hmn[at]

Non-injectable delivery of modified biopharmaceuticals. Main supervisor: Associate Professor Hanne Mørck Nielsen, Department of Pharmaceutics and Analytical Chemistry, phone +45 3533 6346 (email: hmn[at]

The PhD fellowships are financed by the The Danish Council for Independent Research, NAMEC, Amgros A/S and the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The PhD fellowships are to be completed in accordance with the Ministerial Order on the PhD Programme at the Universities (PhD order) from the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation and the Regulations and Guidelines for the Awarding of the PhD Degree by the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The terms of employment are stated in the agreement between The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations and the Ministry of Finance.

The PhD fellowships are affiliated to the research training programme, Drug Research Academy.

As an equal opportunity employer, the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences invites applications from all interested candidates regardless of gender, age, ethnic origin or religion.

Please note that 5 of the PhD fellowships are part of the Danish Research Agency´s mobility programme, which means that applicants should have a Master´s or Bachelor degree from another university than the University of Copenhagen.

Further information on the PhD projects and applicant information form can be found on our web site (

Applications should be marked with reference number 211-0023/10-0900. Include in seven (7) copies (sorted):
1. Applicant information form
2. Letter stating the interest and qualifications for the project (max. one page)
3. CV
4. Copy of Master of Science diploma (including grade transcripts for bachelor’s and master’s degrees)
5. Possible references
6. Applicants with an MSc degree from abroad should also enclose a short description of the grading scale used.

Applications should not be sent directly to the supervisor. Applications should be sent to:

University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences
Universitetsparken 2
DK - 2100 Copenhagen

Deadline for applications: Friday 7 May 2010 at 12 o’clock noon. Please note that only hardcopy applications are accepted.

We will not send any confirmation of reception of the application. An answer as to the granting of the fellowship can be expected appr. 4-5 weeks after application deadline.

Disclaimer: Every effort has been made to ensure the above information is current and correct. However, applicants should contact the appropriate administering body before making an application, as details do change frequently.


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