Fellowship & Grant details

Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (27/04/2013 02.20)

Packaging choice to ensure the quality and safety requirements of the finished product

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The research concerns the preparation of experimental protocols for the evaluation of mechanical properties and the permeability to oxygen, CO2, water and N of containers such as polylactide (PLA) and the recycled PET, in comparison with materials now consolidated in the packaging industry such as high-and low-density polyethylene (HDPE, LDPE); hereafter semi-solid formulations for topical application placebo and loaded with UV filters will be prepared, optimizing the choice of formulation variables (high concentration of surfactants, acidic or basic pH, the presence of very polar lipid and easily degradable phases, high presence of silicones, polymers) by applying an appropriate experimental design (DOE).

Finally, we will assess the stability and photostability of the formulations prepared and possible changes in the characteristics of the containers under standard conditions and under accelerated conditions.

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Research Fields

Pharmacological sciences

Eligibility criteria

The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at:

Main requirements are:1) university degree awarded by Italian or foreign Universities recognized as equivalent - for the purposes of establishing the equivalence, candidates must provide the necessary documentation to enable the evaluating board to proceed with the qualification assessment; 2) scientific or professional curriculum suitable for conducting the research activity; 3) any Ph.D. title (Art 2- par. 1).

Further specific assessable qualifications (see Art. 6 - paragraph 6):

1) list of publications from 2009 to date

2) role in the experimental design and in the preparation of publications reported in point 1

Selection process

The application form, signed in original, have to be: 1) submitted by means of the standard template that can be found at the above address; 2) supplied with the scientific-professional curriculum and proof of identity; 3) supplied with the list of publications and copies of them; 4) supplied with any further documents / certificates / self-certification foreseen by Art. 4; 5) sent by post service (no e-mail, no website) in original paper copy to the Department of interest (see Art. 4). The candidate selection will take place on the basis of the documented qualifications and a personal interview, completed by a test concerning the knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Art. 6 - par. 1)

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageEarly stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)
Research ProfilesNot defined
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Funding organisation / Contacts
Università degli studi di Pavia

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Pavia - Italy
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