PhD Studentship in Biomaterials / Tissue Engineering

National University of Ireland, Galway - REMODEL, CURAM, NUI Galway

Regenerative, Modular & Developmental Engineering Laboratory (REMODEL)
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) Centre for Research in Medical Devices (CÚRAM)
National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway), Galway, Ireland

Description:

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time PhD position at the National University of Ireland, Galway. The position is funded from Science Foundation Ireland (Tissue Engineered Nanoassemblies of Advanced Biomimicry of Living Equivalents Projects). The position is available immediately. Stipend (€16,000 per year) and EU fees are covered from the grant. The project aims to develop cell delivery systems for regenerative medicine purposes.

Recruiting Institute:

REMODEL: http://remodel.ie

SFI CÚRAM: http://www.curamdevices.ie

NUI Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie

Qualifications:

The candidate should have a 1st class or a 2:1 honours first degree and a Master’s in biomaterials, cell biology, tissue engineering, biomedical engineering, medicine, biology, or in a related area. The ideal candidate should have experience in as many of the following techniques: scaffolds fabrication techniques (e.g. imprinting, electrospinning, hydrogels); in vitro culture systems (e.g. 3D culture; bioreactors); cell (permanently differentiated, stem cells, engineered cells) biology; molecular biology; protein / gene analysis; histology; and immunohistochemistry. Candidates should have excellent communication and organisational skills; be highly motivated and passionate about developing new products; and have strong written, oral and interpersonal skills. The candidate should be able to work independent and as a part of team.

Duties:

Scaffold fabrication; Cell acquisition from human and animal tissues; Mesenchymal stem cell and induced pluripotent stem cell culture; In vitro / ex vivo cell / organ culture; Development of advanced therapy medicinal products; In vivo work; Conference / Meeting attendance; Report / paper writing; Attendance to various training courses; Other duties relevant to the post.

Start Date:

The post is available immediately.

To Apply:

Applicants should submit a cover letter outlining their suitability to the post, a detailed CV and the contact details of three referees. The application pack should be emailed to Dr Dimitrios Zeugolis at dimitrios.zeugolis@nuigalway.ie.

Equal Opportunities Statement:

The National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

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