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Research Lab Assistant - Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science - University of Bradford

Job Description:
Main Purpose of the Role:
Centre for Pharmaceutical Engineering Science (CPES) is working with number of companies in the pharmaceutical, personal care and medical device sector. The major focus of the projects is novel formulation development and their evaluation. This role will help the recruit understand all the aspects of pharmaceutical/ cosmetic semisolid formulations and medical device development. Additionally, the role will include knowledge skill development in the area of preparing semi-solid and liquid products including pharmaceutical/cosmetic cream, ointments, and gels. This work will be useful for Universities with respect to contract research as well as Universities own research and IP work.
The recruit will assist the CPES Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in the delivery of projects including documentation.
Main roles and responsibilities:

  • Assisting PDRA staff in the delivery of the commercial projects related to semi-solid product formulations and related solubility, dissolution, surface area, and water uptake testing.
  • Training on related equipment including high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), dynamic vapor sorption (DVS), and dissolution apparatus.
  • Prepare laboratory reports, prepare presentations for the project monitoring meetings.
  • Develop protocols for the product analysis and characterization.
  • Conduct literature search, writing proposals, reports, and manuscripts.
  • Attend meetings with companies and present data.

Weekly Wage: Minimum wage- dependant on age
Employer Name & Location: University of Bradford, Richmond Road, Bradford, BD7 1DP 
Working week - contracted hours / full time / part time: 25 hours per week, To be confirmed at appointment.
Number of vacancies & closing date for applications: 2 Vacancies 
Closing Date: Ongoing
Duration – Perm / temp: 6 Months
Essential and desirable skills:

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and email.
  • Excellent written and oral communications–detail focused, accurate and clear.
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.
  • Willingness to learn new skills.
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Degree in biosciences (preferably biochemistry-related) or chemistry.

Training provided:

  • Central and local induction
  • On the job training
  • Access to various training courses by University’s People Development Team

If you are interested in this Kickstart Placement, aged 16-24 and claiming Universal Credit, please contact your DWP work coach at your local Job Centre Plus to go through the application process for this placement.