Large compounds such as peptides and proteins pose great challenges for oral dosing and normally must be injected at inconvenience to patients. Although recent efforts across the industry and academia have demonstrated several successes for oral formulations of macromolecules using permeation enhancers (PEs) as the delivery strategy, there are knowledge gaps that hinder wider application of PEs in formulation and dosage form design Fixed Salary: €53,440 Per Annum. Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience. Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 3rd January 2024. Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications. UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned. The PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.