Uppsala University, Department of Pharmaceutical Biosciences

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The advertised doctoral position is linked to SweDeliver, a unique Competence Center that brings together academic and industrial research in drug delivery. The doctoral student will belong to the pharmaceutical physics research group, which within SweDeliver conducts research on drug delivery to the lung. More information about SweDeliver can be found here:


The doctoral project aims to increase knowledge about new excipients for inhaled medicines prepared by spray drying. Key questions are if the excipients can improve the storage stability of the inhalation powders and their ability to form aerosols during administration. The work will mainly be experimental, and thus mainly include production of inhalation powders by spray drying and characterization of the preparations obtained. The project may, depending on the interests of the applicant, also encompass theoretical studies, e.g. mathematical modelling of particle formation. In addition to research, teaching and administrative work at the department may occur to a certain extent.

In order to be eligible for employment as a doctoral student, the applicant must have obtained a master's degree in a field relevant to the project, such as pharmacy, chemical engineering, chemistry or physics, and have a good command of spoken and written English. Personal suitability, motivation and interest in and experience of research in a relevant field are meritorious. Information about postgraduate studies, including eligibility requirements and admission rules, can be found at http://www2.medfarm.uu.se/utbildning/forskarniva/. Selection of candidates is made by the supervisors in consultation with the department's group for postgraduate studies. The PhD student will be formally accepted by the Research Training Committee at the Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy and salary placement is done according to local guidelines at Uppsala University. The holder of a PhD-student position shall primarily devote her or his time to own research studies. Other departmental work, such as educational or administrative duties, can be part of the position (max 20%).

How to apply
The application should contain a letter in which the applicant describes her- or himself and her/his research interests. The application shall in addition contain a CV, authorized copies of relevant certificates, degrees and grades, and copies of your master thesis and other documents, such as publications, that you want to invoke.

The employment is a temporary position according to the Higher Education Ordinance chapter 5 § 7. Scope of employment 100 %. Starting date as soon as possible as agreed. Placement: Uppsala

For further information about the position, please contact: professor Göran Frenning, e-mail goran.frenning@uu.se

For further information around the position, please contact: administrative manager Marina Rönngren, e-post marina.ronngren@uu.se

Please submit your application by 9 October 2023, UFV-PA 2023/3327.

Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2023-11-01 or as agreed
Salary Fixed salary
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100 %
City Uppsala
County Uppsala län
Country Sweden
Reference number UFV-PA 2023/3327
Union representative
  • ST/TCO, tco@fackorg.uu.se
  • Seko Universitetsklubben, seko@uadm.uu.se
  • Saco-rådet, saco@uadm.uu.se
Published 12.Sep.2023
Last application date 09.Oct.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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