This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 956146.

Open PhD position – ESR 06

The real-life dosing conditions of geriatric patients

Planned starting date: 01 May 2021

Host Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany (W. Weitschies, A. Seidlitz)

PhD Awarding Institution: Universität Greifswald, Germany

Project Description

It is the goal of the project to monitor and document the real-life dosing conditions of geriatric patients in ambulant care, nursing homes and hospitals and to record the timing of dosing with respect to meals, size and composition of food and drink intake, volume of fluid co-administered with the drug products as well as possible manipulations of the drug products (e.g. crushing, sprinkling).

Expected Results: New information on real-life dosing conditions of geriatric patients in different environments will enable the development of age-appropriate medication based on the behavioural inputs gathered. The data collected will be used to enrich bio-relevant in vitro tools.

Planned Secondments

  1. AstraZeneca (J. Mann)
  2. Recurrent visits: Universität Greifswald (M. Gollasch)


Essential Background
Master’s degree or Diploma or Second state examination in Pharmacy.

Desirable Background
Experiences in Pharmaceutical Technology / Biopharmaceutics (Master’s degree, Diploma).

Local Requirements
Sufficiently high ability to understand and express themselves in written and spoken English as well as in written and spoken German.