Research Associate

Keele University - Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences

Institute for Science and Technology in Medcine

36 Months Fixed Term

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative Regenerative Medicine research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience. With a turnover in excess of £134 million, over 10,000 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality research and teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research. Further information can be found at www.keele.ac.uk.

This post represents an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join a research group in Keele University’s Regenerative Medicine group within the Institute for Science and Technology in Medicine. The Institute is based on our partner hospital campus, Royal Stoke Hospital and is a highly regarded Translational centre.

The overall aim of this EPSRC funded project is to create a step-change in bioreactor monitoring technology by providing a system which can provide simultaneously a multiwell tissue growth environment, mechanical conditioning in high sample number and mechanical assessment in real time. Our prototype MechAscan bioreactor system aims to provide the quality control metrics for regenerative medicine products and 3D organoids during manufacture which will address one of the hurdles to translation from bench- to-bedside. In addition, the system will allow feedback on mechanical conditioning in real time to enable optimisation of tissue engineering protocols and provide a unique tool for tissue engineering research. The MechAscan instrumentation will be set up as multiuser equipment through software interface development and the generation of a predictive tool for the maturation of tissue engineered constructs. Our project, through an expert multidisciplinary team will combine bioreactor technology and tissue engineering, with computational modelling and elastography algorithm development. The project is in collaboration with the Mathematical Institute in Oxford University and the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine in University of Edinburgh and the applicant will be part of this interdisciplinary network.

Please note this appointment is subject to medical clearance and on-going medical surveillance by the University Occupational Health provider.

For full post details please visit: www.keele.ac.uk/vacancies

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