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PhD Fellowship in “Polypeptide-based carriers against topical infections”

Fecha publicación 30/10/2020
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A PhD Fellowship in Polymer Chemistry for the Development of polypeptide-based carriers against topical infections is available at the Basque Center for Macromolecular Design and Engineering, POLYMAT Fundazioa (
Applicants must have a BSc and MSc (or equivalent) in Chemistry or Polymer Chemistry with a strong background in organic synthesis and polymer science. Previous experience in layer-by-layer assembly technology, in polypeptides, and in the development of polymeric materials for controlled drug delivery will be highly appreciated. Qualified candidates must also demonstrate outstanding communication skills, have a strong passion and commitment to science, and work well within a group.
Good command of written and spoken English is a must (if preselected, a telephone or Skype interview will be carried out before any other appointment is made). The selected candidate is expected to conduct research, write papers, deliver a PhD thesis, and establish interdisciplinary collaborations. The research work will be done at the interface between the research groups of Dr. Aitor Larrañaga and Dr. Marcelo Calderón.
Applications should be addressed to Dr. Calderón and sent via e-mail with the subject ‘PhD Polypeptide’ in one single PDF file to before November 13th, 2020 (it is recommended that applications are made as soon as possible as they will be considered upon arrival) including:
(i) a cover letter highlighting their interest in the position.
(ii) curriculum vitae.
(iii) a short description of previous research (1-2 pages).
(iv) the names and contact addresses (e-mail) of two academic referees.
Please note that because of the large number of applications expected, we will not be able to give individual feedback to unsuccessful applications.
POLYMAT has obtained the ‘HR Excellence in Research award‘. The award reflects our commitment to continuously improve our human resource policies in line with the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers and our commitment to achieve fair and transparent recruitment and appraisal procedures.

Oportunidad laboral / oferta PhD Fellowship in “Polypeptide-based carriers against topical infections”
Fecha límite de presentación de ofertas 13/11/2020