About PIPPI : PIPPI is an Innovative Training Network (ITN) concerning the challenges in formulation of protein-based drugs. PIPPI will combine systematic investigations of the physicochemical behavior of a number of proteins with an in-depth understanding of the molecular interactions behind the macroscopic behavior. 

General Introduction: The overall objective is to develop methodologies, tools and databases to guide the formulation of robust biopharmaceuticals in the future. A 3-year PhD scholarship in pharmaceutical technology is available at Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH, Germany. The position will be available from 1st of June 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. The PhD student will be part of the EU-funded project “Protein-excipient Interactions and Protein-Protein Interactions in formulations” (PIPPI).

Apart from the research work itself, the students’ participation in the project will involve tight collaboration with project partners and frequent visits to the involved labs, active participation at the bi-annual network events, as well as training in complementary skills such as project management.The Technical University of Denmark (DK) coordinates this exciting collaborative project. The academic partners include University of Manchester (UK), Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich (DE), Lund University (SE), University of Copenhagen (DK), MAXIV Laboratory (SE).

The industry partners involved in the project include: Novozymes A/S (DK), MedImmune Ltd. (UK), Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH (DE), NanoTemper Technologies GmbH (DE).

Requirements / Qualifications
Applicants should hold a Master of Science degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Science, Chemical Engineering or an equivalent background that provides a strong set of analytical skills. The applicant should have a strong interest in working in a cross-disciplinary environment and should have very good collaboration skills. Strong communication skills and a strong academic record is an advantage. Fluent communication skills in written and spoken English are essential. The applicant should strive towards scientific excellence, be ambitious and hard working. Only applicants with great talent, which seek to be among the brightest in their field, will be considered.

Approval and Enrolment
The scholarships for the PhD degree are subject to academic approval, and the candidates will be enrolled in the PhD programme of the Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU). For information about the general requirements for enrolment and the general planning of the scholarship studies, please see the PhD regulations of the faculty at http://www.cup.lmu.de/promotion/index.php

The assessment will be made by Prof. Wolfgang Frieß and Prof. Gerhard Winter, both LMU, Pharmaceutical Technology and Biopharmaceutics, as well as Dr. Dierk Roessner, Wyatt Technology Europe GmbH and the supervisory board of the consortium.

We offer
Wyatt Technology is one of the best recognized companies in the field of macromolecular and nanoparticle characterization. Our products and applications, used by the top research labs, are instrumental in protein characterization. We offer an interesting and challenging job in a professional environment with excellent relationship to leading universities.

Wyatt Technology is the world leader in the development, manufacturing & sale of analytical instruments for absolute macromolecular characterization. Visit our website at www.wyatt.eu for additional information.

Salary and appointment terms
The salary is according to standardised EU rules for ITN grants and the appointment terms are consistent with the current rules for PhD degree students. The period of employment is 3 years.

Further information
Additional information may be obtained from Dr. Dierk Roessner, dierk.roessner@wyatt.eu

Note: Please do not send applications to this e-mail address, instead apply online as described below.

Application Procedure: 

  1. Please submit your online application no later than 15 February 2016.
  2. Applications must be submitted as one pdf file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please open the link “Apply online,” fill in the online application form, and attach all your materials in English in one pdf file. The file must include:
  • A letter motivating the application (cover letter)
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma (an official translation into English)
  • Excel sheet with translation of grades to the Danish grading system (see guidelines and excel spreadsheet here)
  • a personal statement (up to 2 pages) about the applicant’s experience, interests and career goals
  • The candidate should sketch a plan to illustrate how his/her experience will be applicable in the project. This should show the ability to structure the later studies

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