Vacancies


202116AUG

RA in Data Science & Systems Integration for Medicines Development (391561) x2 posts

We are currently seeking applicants for two Research Associate posts based at the University of Strathclyde within Platform 1 – The Digital Platform. This Platform addresses one of the sector's core digitalisation challenges - a lack of large data sets and ways to access such data. The DM2 Data Platform will extract, store and analyse data from across the DM2 project, making it accessible, searchable and reusable for the medicines manufacturing community. New approaches for ensuring consistently high quality data, such as good practice guides and standards, will be developed alongside data science activities which will identify what the most important data are and how best to use them with IDTs in practice. The focus for these two roles will be the development and integration of new data-driven models to support the research in DM2 Platforms 1-4 alongside the creation of DM2 Data Services which make the tools accessible to the wider academic and pharmaceutical research sectors.

This is a unique opportunity to help realising the next generation of pharmaceutical data systems through the development of an integrated data platform that accelerates research and significantly increases of the value of data generated in R&D. You will work closely with the DM2 team and leading digital and pharmaceutical technology providers and global pharmaceutical companies.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject (Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science or related discipline) with appropriate experience in data science and software engineering or related. You will develop novel models exploiting project data and develop data services which make tools and data more readily accessible to other software and researchers.

You must have excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication. You must also be able to work as a member of a research team, as well as demonstrate a successful track record of research achievement. You should be able to independently develop new concepts in your research, have excellent organisational skills, initiative, and the ability to pay close attention to detail.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Prof Blair Johnston, DM² Co-I and Platform 1 Lead (blair.johnston@strath.ac.uk).  

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To apply for this vacancy please visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/vacancies/

Closing Date: 24/09/2021


202109AUG

CMAC Business Development & Translation Manager (387401)

The Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation (CMAC) Hub is a world-class centre of excellence for advanced pharmaceutical manufacturing research and training. As an EPSRC Future Manufacturing Research Hub, led by the University of Strathclyde we work in close collaboration with a number of spokes at leading UK academic institutions (Bath, Cambridge, Imperial College, Leeds, Loughborough, Sheffield) and linking with international centres in the US, Europe and Far East. Working in partnership with industry, CMAC’s purpose is to transform the development and manufacture of medicines through advanced design and manufacturing technologies including the development of Digital Twins and MicroFactories. The four key pillars of CMAC’s program are to: deliver high quality manufacturing research; develop the workforce of the future through skills development and training; to drive effective translation of research into industry and, to continue to develop our world leading facilities and lab of the future infrastructure. As part of the University of Strathclyde, CMAC is also a strategic research partner for the Centre for Process Innovation’s (CPI) established Medicines Manufacturing Innovation Centre (MMIC).

CMAC’s demand led vision has been developed through close collaboration with our Tier 1 industry partners (GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, Novartis, Bayer, Takeda, Lilly, Pfizer, Roche) and a wide range of technology companies. Established in 2011, CMAC has contributed to a £150m funding portfolio and currently comprises more than 130 staff and researchers, including academics, post docs, PhD students as well as an experienced support team. Building on significant capital investments CMAC has established the National Facility team to broaden our ability to support and engage a wide user community within the £90M Technology & Innovation Centre (TIC) at Strathclyde.

This post offers an exciting opportunity to lead CMAC’s technical translation working effectively at the academic and industry interface. The Business Development (BD) & Translation Manager will deliver industry leading technical translation to Tier 1s and other National Facility users, engaging, maintaining and growing a sustainable pipeline of industry funding to support delivery of CMAC’s strategy and deliver the National Facility business plan.

You will be responsible for development and delivery of industry business engagement, Tier 1 Key Account Management (KAM) and non-Tier 1 business, and expansion of CMAC fee for services revenue through the CMAC National Facility. Reporting to the CMAC Industry Director, other duties will involve, project feasibility assessment, contractual management, and industry marketing and communications. Also, working in conjunction with the CMAC Director and National Facility Manger to ensure alignment in research capabilities, infrastructure, scheduling, skills and industry engagement strategies and maximise opportunities across CMAC. The post holder will ensure execution of CMAC’s Strategic Implementation Plan, Hub Pathways to Impact and CMAC National Facility translation activities.

The role is key in ensuring industry partners derive value from the program through appropriate routes (1-1, placements, core projects, CMAC Hub and research portfolio, translation projects) and create effective routes for knowledge exchange, IP generation or commercialisation routes to maximise the impact from research. A key interaction will be co-ordination of industry Technical Committees and ensuring effective and efficient running.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Massimo Bresciani, Industry Director, massimo.bresciani@strath.ac.uk.

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To apply for this vacancy please visit:
https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/vacancies/

Closing Date: 27/09/2021

202109AUG

RA in Natural Language Processing for Medicines Development (391554)

CMAC is a world leading medicines manufacturing research centre that hosts a portfolio of collaborative research programmes aimed to transform the development and manufacture of medicines (www.cmac.ac.uk). Building on our long standing partnerships with a wide range of pharmaceutical manufacturers, technology providers and leading universities, we are establishing a new EPSRC-funded Centre focussed on enabling digital transformation. The Made Smarter Innovation – Digital Medicines Manufacturing Research Centre (DM²) is a 3.5-year programme that will accelerate the adoption of industrial digital technologies (IDTs) in the pharma sector across five core Platforms covering data, advanced manufacturing, digital QC, patient centric supply and networking and skills. The DM² Centre connects a leading multidisciplinary team of researchers across Strathclyde, Loughborough and Cambridge universities with leading digital technology providers, medicines manufacturers and healthcare providers, to drive a digital transformation in medicines manufacturing.

The five integrated Platforms designed by the academic and industrial researcher partners are: (1) The Data Platform; (2) Autonomous MicroScale Manufacturing Platform; (3) Digital Quality Control Platform; (4) Adaptive Digital Supply Platform; and (5) The DM² Network & Skills Platform.

This ambitious programme is supported by a large team of Post-doctoral Research Associates, Research Technicians and management staff to plan, deliver and disseminate the ambitious research, networking and training activities.

We are currently seeking applicants for a PDRA post based at the University of Strathclyde within Platform 1 – The Digital Platform. This Platform addresses one of the sector's core digitalisation challenges - a lack of large data sets and ways to access such data. The DM² Data Platform will extract, store and analyse data from across the DM² project, making it accessible, searchable and reusable for the medicines manufacturing community. New approaches for ensuring consistently high quality data, such as good practice guides and standards, will be developed alongside data science activities which will identify what the most important data are and how best to use them with IDTs in practice. The focus of this role will be the development of tools for automated extraction of information from the medicines manufacturing literature and partners’ data systems.

This is a unique opportunity to help realising the next generation of pharmaceutical data systems through the development of an integrated data platform that accelerates research and significantly increases the value of data generated in R&D. You will work closely with the DM² team and leading digital and pharmaceutical technology providers and global pharmaceutical companies.

You will have a PhD in a relevant subject (Computer Science with emphasis on Software Engineering and Text Mining or related discipline) with appropriate experience in information extraction, terminology management, text classification, text mining infrastructures and semantic search systems. You will develop interoperable text mining infrastructure specifications, design the architecture of text mining platforms, develop and integrate text mining tools for the project’s use cases with other domain experts.

You must have excellent verbal and written communications skills with the ability to write clearly and succinctly for publication. You must also be able to work as a member of a research team, as well as demonstrate a successful track record of research achievement. You should be able to independently develop new concepts in your research, have excellent organisational skills, initiative, and the ability to pay close attention to detail.

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Prof Blair Johnston, DM² Co-I & Platform 1 Lead, blair.johnston@strath.ac.uk.

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To apply for this vacancy please visit: https://www.strath.ac.uk/workwithus/vacancies/

Closing Date: 20/09/2021

202129JUL

PhD position - Resource-sparing direct compression formulation optimiser to accelerate medicine development

The PhD Training Opportunity at CMAC

This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic research team based at the University of Strathclyde and working closely with GlaxoSmithKline and collaborators within the Continuous Manufacturing and Advanced Crystallisation Hub (CMAC), gain experience of a range of techniques as part of your research. This project is also supported through The Data Lab which will provide world-class training in data science. 

Researchers working on CMAC projects have a great opportunity to conduct cutting-edge research in world class facilities, explore academic and industrial collaborations, experience working in industry through placements, and receive multidisciplinary training and mentoring that will help them develop into well-rounded professionals. The structure of a PhD project with CMAC includes a period of initial training and familiarisation with the Hub’s activities, participation in summer schools, outreach events, mentoring schemes, and supervision from academic and industrial advisers. 

Information on Application Process

To apply for this project, you should have a background in chemical engineering, chemistry, physics, pharmaceutical science, material science, mechanical engineering, or similar. You will need to have a passion for research, multidisciplinary collaboration, and collaboration with industrial stakeholders. 

The offered studentship covers home tuition fees, research/training costs, and provides a stipend for 4 years. Candidates eligible for home fees are UK or Irish nationals, applicants with a settled or pre-settled status in the UK under the EU Settlement Scheme, and applicants with indefinite leave to remain in the UK. We also welcome applications from EU or international candidates who can provide evidence of their ability to fund the fee difference.

Primary Supervisor: Dr Daniel Markl

Additional Supervisor/s: Dr John Robertson, Dr Richard Elkes (GlaxoSmithKline)

Contact Details: Applicants can express their interest for this project or ask any questions by emailing  and attaching their CV.

Closing Date:23/08/2021


202111MAY

PhD position - Data-driven approaches for in-line monitoring of particle attributes in chemical and pharmaceutical manufacturing processes


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https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/data-driven-approaches-for-in-line-monitoring-of-particle-attributes-in-chemical-and-pharmaceutical-manufacturing-processes/?p121432


202111MAY

PhD position-Predicting drug solubility in different solvents using molecular simulation and machine learning

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https://www.findaphd.com/phds/project/predicting-drug-solubility-in-different-solvents-using-molecular-simulation-and-machine-learning/?p84053


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