Research and Development Mechanical Engineer - KTP Associate

£30,000 - £37,000

Loughborough, Leicestershire - 30 months

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Job description

This KTP is a 30-month project between Loughborough University and Kindeva Drug Delivery. KTPs aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

The successful candidate will be based at Kindeva Drug Delivery in Loughborough and will work closely with the academic team at Loughborough University to deliver the KTP. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to sign a Kindeva confidentiality agreement on appointment to the post.

This 30-month KTP project will involve the development of novel multi-physics theoretical tools to assist with the design and development of next-generation pressurised metered dose inhaler devices. The models aim to predict the pharmaceutical performance of the device with novel propellants and drug formulations. The Associate will be based at Kindeva Drug Delivery in Loughborough and will work closely with academics at Loughborough University to deliver a successful KTP.

The KTP Associate will:
• Review current work on respiratory drug delivery systems
• Produce models of aerosol generation for solution and suspension pMDI products
• Develop Computational Fluid Dynamics workflows to predict flows, spray development and aerosol deposition in models of the mouth and throat
• Conduct testing and performance evaluations to validate models and support the project
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Kindeva Drug Delivery staff as necessary
• Contribute to academic research papers
The project will involve travel between the company and university sites and for training courses, conferences and client visits as appropriate.

Project description

This KTP project explores inhalation drug delivery to the patient’s lungs and seeks to develop novel computational techniques to assist the development of next-generation inhalation products.

About the business

Kindeva Drug Delivery is a leading Contract Development and Manufacturing Organization (CDMO) in the pharmaceutical industry. Kindeva provides quality services to its pharmaceutical customers, ranging from formulation and product development to commercial manufacturing. Kindeva focuses on complex drug programs, and its current offering spans inhalation drug delivery, transdermal drug delivery, microstructured transdermal systems (microneedles), and connected drug delivery. Kindeva employs approximately 900 people at six facilities worldwide.

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Mechanical Engineer

PhD degree in Mechanical engineering, Chemical engineering or closely allied discipline

7 January 2021

31 January 2021

7 January 2021

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This KTP is a 30-month project between Loughborough University and Kindeva Drug Delivery. KTPs aim to help businesses improve their competitiveness and productivity through the better use of knowledge, technology and skills that reside within the UK Knowledge Base.

The successful candidate will be based at Kindeva Drug Delivery in Loughborough and will work closely with the academic team at Loughborough University to deliver the KTP. Please note that the successful candidate will be expected to sign a Kindeva confidentiality agreement on appointment to the post.

This 30-month KTP project will involve the development of novel multi-physics theoretical tools to assist with the design and development of next-generation pressurised metered dose inhaler devices. The models aim to predict the pharmaceutical performance of the device with novel propellants and drug formulations. The Associate will be based at Kindeva Drug Delivery in Loughborough and will work closely with academics at Loughborough University to deliver a successful KTP.

The KTP Associate will:
• Review current work on respiratory drug delivery systems
• Produce models of aerosol generation for solution and suspension pMDI products
• Develop Computational Fluid Dynamics workflows to predict flows, spray development and aerosol deposition in models of the mouth and throat
• Conduct testing and performance evaluations to validate models and support the project
• Produce reports to senior management team
• Provide training materials/workshops to Kindeva Drug Delivery staff as necessary
• Contribute to academic research papers
The project will involve travel between the company and university sites and for training courses, conferences and client visits as appropriate.