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PhD scholarship in Artificial Skin Membranes
DTU Chemical Eng.
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Wednesday 05 Jan 22
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The topic is preparation of a polymeric artificial skin membrane with sweating
capabilities for realis-tic measurements of ex-vivo transdermal drug delivery,
and the ideal candidate should be curious and analytical with a background in
polymer science and/or chemical engineering, ideally with knowledge on
Responsibilities and qualifications
Your overall focus will be to strengthen the research centre's knowledge on
transdermal drug delivery by means of experimental work combined with
mathematical modelling. You will work with nearby colleagues and be co-
supervised by a professor from TUe, where you will also spend your external
research stay. You will collaborate with both academic and industrial partners
in Denmark as well as abroad. Your primary tasks will be to:
Conduct and evaluate transdermal drug delivery experiments
Supervise BSc and MSc student projects
You must have a two-year master's degree (120 ECTS points) or a similar
degree with an academic level equivalent to a two-year master's degree. You
must have experience with synthesis and characterization of silicone-based
elastomers as well as have a thorough understanding of mathematical modelling
via courses such as advanced transport processes. Work experience (e.g.
student job) within the field of polymer synthesis and polymer
characterization is also required.
Approval and Enrolment
The scholarship for the PhD degree is subject to academic approval, and the
candidate will be enrolled in one of the general degree programmes at DTU. For
information about our enrolment requirements and the general planning of the
PhD study programme, please see DTU's rules for the PhD education.
The assessment of the applicants will be made by Professor Anne Ladegaard
DTU is a leading technical university globally recognized for the excellence
of its research, education, innovation and scientific advice. We offer a
rewarding and challenging job in an international environment. We strive for
academic excellence in an environment characterized by collegial respect and
academic freedom tempered by responsibility.
Salary and appointment terms
The appointment will be based on the collective agreement with the Danish
Confederation of Professional Associations. The allowance will be agreed upon
with the relevant union. The period of employment is 3 years.
You can read more about career paths at DTU here.
Further information may be obtained from Professor Anne Ladegaard Skov by
You can read more about DTU Chemical Engineering at www. kt.dtu.dk/english.
If you are applying from abroad, you may find useful information on working in
Denmark and at DTU at DTU – Moving to Denmark.
Your complete online application must be submitted no later than 20
February 2022 (Danish time). Applications must be submitted as one PDF
file containing all materials to be given consideration. To apply, please
open the link "Apply online", fill out 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)
Grade transcripts and BSc/MSc diploma including official description of
You may apply prior to obtaining your master's degree but cannot begin
before having received it.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability,
religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.
The Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at DTU is a leader in
innovative teaching and research, built on core technical subjects and
engineering scientific disciplines. The teaching and research covers
separation processes, reaction engineering, dynamics and process regulation,
process and facility planning, unit operations, heat transmission, fluid
mechanics and applied thermodynamics. The Department enjoys very close
relations with international partners, and especially a wide range of
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create value using science and engineering to benefit society. That vision
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