PhD in microsystems technology with a focus on biomaterials-on-chip
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At the Department of Engineering Sciences
In the EMBLA research group, we develop novel approaches in microfabrication and integrate our systems with microfluidics to develop new experimental platforms for visualisation and characterisation of cells to learn more about the human biology. EMBLA is part of the Division of Microsystems Technology (MST), Department of Engineering Sciences and is located at the Ångström Laboratory.
More information on the research group's profile is available in the website:
Biomaterials are a promising option to replace or regenerate injured bone tissue. They can increase the quality of life of some patients, but before reaching the market they must be tested in pre-clinical assays to ensure their safety and benefits. It is common to initially test the biological properties of biomaterials using cell culture methods. However, the results obtained from studies with cells often do not correlate well with the response observed when biomaterials are implanted in the body.
Currently, we are 10 people in the research group and we are now looking to recruit a PhD student to our research project. The research project aims to develop a new methodology to integrate and test the biological properties of biomaterials in a chip, which is expected to more closely mimic the physiological conditions.
The appointment is for four years. If departmental duties (maximum of 20 percent) are included in the position, an extension of maximum one year may be granted. Additional information is available at http://www.teknat.uu.se and http://www.teknik.uu.se.
We are looking for a creative and highly motivated candidate who, at the agreed start date, will have completed an undergraduate degree at Master’s level or equivalent (e.g. Civilingenjör), with specialization in materials engineering, biotechnology or in another appropriate discipline. Experience in microfabrication, biomaterials and cell culture is advantageous.
We give great importance to personal qualifications of the candidates. We are looking for a pro-active person with great ability to work independently as well as to function well in collaborations. It is also important that the candidate has enthusiasm for a doctoral program and is motivated to learn new methods and technologies. The candidate also needs to be confident to communicate research results and have a strong analytical ability. The candidate must also have good knowledge of English, both in oral and in writing.
Instructions for application
Your application should include the following:
1) A letter describing yourself, your research interests, why you want to pursuit a PhD, and why you are a suitable person for the project.
3) A copy of your Master diploma and complete list of your course grades
4) Name and contact details (address, email address and phone number) to at least two references
5) A list of relevant publications (including master thesis)
The application should preferably be written in English.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: According to local contracts (Local collective of students and teaching assistants)
Starting: 2017-09-01 or by appointment.
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact
Dr. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 6805, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Maria Tenje, tel: 018-471 7061 E-mail: email@example.com
You are welcome to submit your application no later than May 15 2017, UFV-PA 2017/1003.
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed pay
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Marie Ols, TCO/ST
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Stefan Djurström, Seko 018-471 3315
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/1003
Last application date: 2017-05-15