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Default endurance and environmental conditions-Mechanical Engineering

PhD Research Opportunity
To assess the integrity of film coated pharmaceutical tablets under impact endurance and environmental conditions
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Faculty of Engineering and Design, University of Bath

A PhD Research Studentship is currently available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering to develop laboratory scale tests to assess the integrity of film coated pharmaceutical tablets under impact endurance and environmental conditions.

This project is funded by Pfizer Limited, one of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world. The research will involve some visits to their UK Research facility at Sandwich in Kent.

The research will involve expanding upon the novel impact and abrasion tests which have previously been developed for film coated tablets at Bath University. The research will seek to determine the magnitude of the impact forces which film coated tablets experience during manufacture, packaging and transportation. It will seek to establish how various tablet film coating variants behave under different test and environmental conditions as surface damage can lead to a reduced safe shelf life.

This is an excellent opportunity to be based at Bath University and work on a research project funded by one of the world's leading pharmaceutical companies. The studentship will be of interest to a recent Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Physics graduate who has gained an upper second class or first class degree classification.

The studentship, open to all UK and EU applicants with a tax free maintenance allowance of 15,000 pa, is due to commence in January, 2008.

Those interested should email a full Curriculum Vitae (or Resume) with the names and contact details of two referees, or for further information contact either of the following:

Dr Irene G Turner (4E 3.42) Dr Jeff Vogwell (4E 2.48)
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