PhD student in microsystems technology with a focus on biomaterials-on-chip
Sort on published: 2017-11-15
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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. There are currently 15 people in the research group and we are now looking to recruit a PhD student to join one of our research projects.
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 and 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 have a poor correlation with the response observed when biomaterials are implanted in the body.
Our 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://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 would be advantageous.
Great importance is given to the candidate’s personal qualifications. We are looking for a pro-active person with the ability to work independently as well as to function well in collaborations. It is also important that the candidate has enthusiasm for the doctoral program and is motivated to learn new methods and technologies. The candidate also needs to be confident in communicating research results and have a strong analytical ability. The candidate must also have a 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 pursue a PhD, and why you are a suitable person for the project.
2) CV –maximum two sides A4.
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) for at least two references.
5) A list of relevant publications (including master thesis)
The application should preferably be written in English.
Uppsala University appreciates the qualities that gender balance and diversity brings to the daily activities. We therefore welcome the applicant of any gender and with different backgrounds and life experiences.
Salary: According to local contracts (Local collective of students and teaching assistants).
Starting date: 2018-04-01 or by appointment.
Type of position: Full time position.
For further information about the position please contact
Dr. Gemma Mestres, tel: 018-471 6805, E-mail: Gemma.Mestres@angstrom.uu.se
Dr. Susan Peacock tel. 018-471 7242, E-mail: Susan.Peacock@angstrom.uu.se
Please submit your application by 12th of January 2018, UFV-PA 2017/4163
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Placement: Department of Engineering Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100 %
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/4163
Last application date: 2018-01-12