Application details: Reference number: CG-DJM-2010 Start date of studentship: 1 October 2020 Closing date of advert: 31 August 2020
Supervisors: Primary supervisor: Dr Danish J. Malik Secondary supervisor: Dr Andy Stapley
Microencapsulation of biological entities as probiotics is an area of increasing interest. Encapsulation of cells, enzymes and vitamins can be used to enhance animal nutrition e.g. in rearing of poultry and swine. The project aims to develop a process for microencapsulation of biological nutrition supplements to be used as an animal feed additive. The project will include process and product development and include the opportunity to carry out pilot-scale trials and see the implementation of the results in field trials.
You will be joining an industrially funded project which is aiming to develop products to improve animal nutrition and animal health. The successful applicant will join a world leading research group lead by Dr Danish Malik (Reader in Industrial Biotechnology) at Loughborough University, United Kingdom. With a successful portfolio of externally funded research grants in the field, you will be part of a community of research students and Post-Doctoral researchers working in the group focusing on the development of next generation biotherapeutics. The research has significant commercial potential and would suit a candidate who is excited about working in a translational research area.
Loughborough University Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014). In choosing Loughborough for your research, you will work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
Find out more: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/supporting-you/research/
Entry requirements Applicants should have, or expect to achieve, at least a 2:1 Honours degree (or equivalent) in Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, Biological Sciences e.g Microbiology or a related subject. A relevant Master’s degree and/or experience in one or more of the following will be an advantage: familiarity with microbiological aseptic techniques.
Contact details Name: Dr Danish J Malik Email address: [Email Address Removed] Telephone number: +44 (0)1509 222507
How to apply All applications should be made online at http://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/apply/research/. Under programme name, select Chemical Engineering
Please quote reference number: CG-DJM-2010
Due to funding restrictions this studentship is restricted to UK/EU nationals only.
If awarded, the 3 year studentship will provide a tax-free stipend of £15,285 per year, plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The successful candidate must start their PhD in October 2020.