This project is being pursued in collaboration with AstraZeneca and the successful applicant will be part of a larger research group supervised by Dr Cruz-Cabeza and Dr Ashwin Rajagopalan. Most pharmaceutical drugs are delivered as tablets. The design of compliant tablets requires of an in depth understanding of how crystalline particles of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients behave. This project will use a combination of experimentation (with surface analysis techniques and microscopy) and molecular simulations in order to better understand particle properties such as adhesion or sticking issues to name a few. The successful candidate will be expected to learn both experimentation as well as simulation techniques.
Applicants should have or expect to achieve at least a 2.1 honours degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or Pharmacy.
Information about the application process and a link to the online application form can be found at https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/postgraduate-research/admissions/how-to-apply/.
You MUST make contact with the lead project supervisor before submitting an application.
When completing the application include the name of the lead project supervisor as the potential supervisor.
Enquiries about this project can be sent to Dr Cruz-Cabeza - firstname.lastname@example.org as the lead project supervisor. The Admissions team in Chemical Engineering can be contacted at email@example.com with any queries you may have regarding the application process.
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