Research assistant in Macromolecular Chemistry
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Macromolecular Chemistry deals with the synthesis and characterization of macromolecules/polymers and has developed leading competence in polymers and biomaterials especially for life science and in vivo use. For the research project in question, the research assistant will be involved in the design and development of wet-tissue adhesives that can be used to seal corneal perforations along with the possibility to be used for delivery of cells or therapeutic factors. Macromolecular Chemistry has developed several biomaterials earlier for the delivery of cells or therapeutic factors. The aim of this project is to design, synthesize, and evaluate such biomaterials which can be used as wet-tissue adhesives and deliver cells or therapeutic factors to repair and regenerate perforated corneas.
- Chemical modification of ECM-derived polymers.
- Bio-orthogonal crosslinking for preparation of hydrogel with potential as a wet-tissue adhesive along with delivery of cells or therapeutic factors.
- Chemical and mechanical characterization of hydrogels.
- Characterization of tissue adhesives.
Applicants must have:
- An exam within the field of biomaterials or nanotechnology.
- Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
- Hands-on experience and good knowledge on chemical modification of gelatin, collagen, elastin, and their characterization, hydrogel preparation using bio-orthogonal crosslinking reaction, chemical characterization of hydrogels, characterization of hydrogel physical properties, and mechanical characterization of hydrogels by rheology and tensile tests.
- Hands-on experience and good knowledge in characterization of tissue adhesives using tensile lap-shear tests.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.
Preliminary knowledge in cell culture and some knowledge in characterizing tissue adhesive using burst pressure are benefecial.
Salary: Individual pay
Starting date: 2022-06-01
Type of employment: Temporary part-time position (100%) ending 2022-12-31
Working hours: 100 %
For further information about the position, please contact: Dr. Ayan Samanta, telephone: +46 76 328 42 43, email: email@example.com
Please submit your application by 20 May 2022, UFV-PA 2022/1759.
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Placement: Department of Chemistry - Ångström Laboratory
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2022/1759
Last application date: 2022-05-20
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