Title: New Oral Nanomedicines: Transporting Therapeutic Macromolecules across the Intestinal Barrier

Funding Source:  EU Framework 7 to the TRANS-INT consortium of which the School of Pharmacy, University College Cork, Ireland is a partner.


Applications are invited from enthusiastic candidates to join the team who are working in the EU Framework 7 funded project on oral nanomedicines for peptide/protein-like drugs (TRANS-INT).

The successful candidate will undertake research to formulate, characterize and assess novel modified cyclodextrins capable of forming nanoparticles and of incorporating peptide/proteins as cargos for oral administration. As part of the team you will also liaise with scientists at the partnering Pharmaceutical companies and other European University collaborators within the TRANS-INT consortium.

This position is available immediately for a period of 3 years, the funding covers fees, a student stipend, laboratory consumables and conferences travel. The work is based within the pharmacodelivery group in the state-of-the-art facilities in the School of Pharmacy at UCC. The work will be supervised by Professor Caitriona O’Driscoll at UCC.

Candidates should have a 2.1 degree or higher in a biomedical/pharmaceutical science subject including Pharmacy, Biopharmaceutics, Biotechnology, Pharmacology, Chemistry or Biochemistry. A solid knowledge of chemistry is required.  We are particularly interested in candidates with experience in oral drug delivery, protein formulation and stability. An M.Sc. degree is desirable but not essential.

To Apply Please send-

1) A letter of introduction stating why you would be suitable for the position

2) Your CV, including contact details and e-mail addresses for two people willing to provide a reference letter.

Closing date April 30th, 2014.

-to Prof. Caitriona O’Driscoll

Only short-listed applications will be acknowledged.

School of Pharmacy


Cavanagh Pharmacy Building Room UG06 University College Cork