Research Assistant/Associate

University of Glasgow - School of Engineering

School of Engineering

Salary: Grade 6/7; £28,098 - £31,604 / £34,520 - £38,833 per annum

We have recently developed methods that show how acoustic force can be used for patterning the spatial location of cells in a rapid, accurate in contactless manner. In this project we are seeking to combine this novel approach on an integrated chip platform and use a combination of acoustic forces and/or electric fields, not only to align different cells but also stimulate them. One aim would be to work closely with cell biologists to differentiate progenitor or stem cells in order to create bone structures that can ultimately be used in real-world regenerative medicine applications.

The project is funded by the Find-A-Better-Way landmines charity and working with Professor Jon Cooper in a collaboration with Professors Manuel Salmeron Sanchez and Matt Dalby you will develop new methods to combine acoustic and electric/dielectric fields so that they orient, align and stimulate cells within gels, with the aim of promoting bone growth.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the formulation and submission of research publications and research proposals as well as help manage and direct this complex and challenging project as opportunities allow.

This position has funding for up to 2 years in the first instance.

Apply online at: www.gla.ac.uk/explore/jobs

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