Job offer in england Research Fellow in Modelling of Blending and Granulation Processes for Pharmaceutical Materials at University of Leeds

Are you an experienced and ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in the modelling of pharmaceutical materials and their formulation? Do you have a passion to uncover the links between powder interactions at nano-/micro-scale and their bulk behaviour in inhaled drug delivery processes? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

This role is part of the £20.4M Advanced Digital Design of Pharmaceutical Therapeutics (ADDoPT) project, which has been funded by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills’ Advanced Manufacturing Supply Chain Initiative. The project is industry-led and is being delivered by a consortium of companies and academic institutions.

The aim of the ADDoPT project is to accelerate the translation of molecules into medicinal products. This project will optimise the manufacturing processes of pharmaceutical products to effectively supply the current and next generation of medicines.

This role is directed towards the development of constitutive models for manufacturing processes and product performance. In particular, you will look at the development of predictive tools for blending and granulation processes modelling and design, using discrete element method (DEM) modelling techniques. This research work is led by the University of Leeds and involves collaboration with AstraZeneca, Bristol-Myers Squibb, BRITEST, Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC), GlaxoSmithKline, Perceptive Engineering, Pfizer, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council’s (SFTC) Hartree Centre together with the Universities of Cambridge and Strathclyde.

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake internationally-leading research in the field of molecular-based process and product engineering, developing modelling approaches which are suitable for exploitation within the other work packages in the ADDoPT project.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Ali Hassanpour, Associate Professor, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel +44 (0)113 343 2405 or email 

Prof Kevin Roberts, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel+44 (0)113 343 2408 or email 


Dr CaiYun Ma, Senior Research Fellow, School of Chemical and Process Engineering

Tel+44 (0)113 343 7809 or email

Please note that the University is closed for the Christmas break from Thursday 21st December 2017 and reopens on Tuesday 2nd January 2018. We are therefore unable to respond to any queries relating to your application during this time.

Further information

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Location: Leeds – Main Campus
Faculty/Service: Faculty of Engineering
School/Institute: School of Chemical & Process Engineering
Contract Type: Fixed Term (Up to 14 months, to finish by 28 February 2017 (grant funding))