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Posted by: Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP)

Posted date: Jul-12-2017

Location: Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil

A full-time, FAPESP-funded postdoctoral position is available for a period of 15 months in the Biomembranes laboratory at Departamento de Bioquímica e Biologia Tecidual, Instituto de Biologia / Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Brazil). The selected post-doc will develop a novel pharmaceutical formulations for local anesthetics, using modified liposomes aiming to increase the encapsulation efficiency, improve drug stability, prolong its anesthetic effect and decrease its toxicity.
Our group has large experience in developing local anesthetic formulations, in the study of drug-carrier systems, in the physicochemical characterization of the developed formulations, as well as with stability, in vitro toxicity and pre-clinical studies. In this post-doc project we intend to characterize novel local anesthetic formulations based in modified liposomes, focusing in the physicochemical characterization of the drug-carrier system, encapsulation efficiency, shelf stability and biological activity tests. The project will be developed with a multidisciplinary approach / collaborative environment at Unicamp, using modern facilities for drug-delivery systems characterization (NTA, DLS, HPLC, fluorescence,…)
A Ph.D degree in Biochemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy, Chemistry or related fields is required. Scientific production in Pharmaceutical Technology and/or Nanotechnology, as well as experience in preparation and characterization of lipid carriers using biophysical approaches (HPLC, DLS, NTA, fluorescence, FTIR, calorimetry,...) is desirable. The vacancy is open to Brazilians and foreigners. Preference will be given to candidates that have the ability for team work and a solid experience in i) drug delivery systems development and characterization using different methodological approaches and/or ii) toxicity and shelf stability tests and/or iii) in vivo biological tests.
The scholarship is provided by FAPESP/ Brazil (www.fapesp.br/en). For application send CURRICULUM VITAE (or link), two letters of references and a letter of intention, describing qualifications and key skills, to Professor Eneida de Paula at (depaula(at)unicamp.br)
Job Title Post-doc
Post Details
Email depaula(at)unicamp.br
Employer's Website http://
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Drug Development
Job Classification Job Classification -> Postdoctoral Researcher
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil
Key Words dug delivery, liposomes, local anesthetics
Start Date 01/10/2017
Salary US$ 1800,00
Deadline Aug-31-2017