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Currently recruiting for 2014
Exciting new opportunities for chemical intervention in disease have emerged based on a greater understanding of the molecular aspects of disease progression. Drug discovery combines the expertise of medicinal chemists required in translating the understanding of the molecular aspects of disease progression to the identification of suitable chemical entities, and the process of optimisation that ultimately leads to the discovery of new medicines.
This exciting course run by the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics is designed to provide students with a 'state-of-the-art' education in modern drug discovery, which meets the demand of employers in the pharmaceutical industry.
Opportunities to learn the latest innovations in drug discovery are provided, including computer-aided drug design and techniques in parallel synthesis, as well as electronic data management.
- It provides an expert view of the use of recent knowledge and up- to-the minute specialised approaches to discover novel drugs to help fight disease and increase the quality of life for patients
- It benefits from the multidisciplinary team of researchers in the field of drug design, synthesis, screening, pharmacology and toxicology both at the University and through our extensive links with experts at other universities and industry
- Students on the course will also benefit from working in excellent research laboratories in a research focused environment
- 2:2 or above in a scientific discipline in chemical or biological sciences
- Study of chemical sciences at undergraduate level is desirable
- Applications are also welcome from candidates with non-standard qualifications who have significant relevant experience; each case will be considered on its merits
Level of English Required
IELTS at 6.0 or the equivalent.
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