Postdoctoral Researcher in Advanced Biomaterials for Nerve Repair

RCSI - Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
October 12 2017
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Full Time
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The Tissue Engineering Research Group and Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre (AMBER) at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland currently have a position available for postdoctoral researcher. Research will focus on the fabrication, characterisation and commercial & clinical translation of a bioactive natural polymer-based conduit with applications in peripheral nerve repair. This project will be carried out in partnership with Integra LifeSciences, a market leader in the regenerative medicine field. The researcher will work closely with other members of a multidisciplinary project team including PIs, postdoctoral and postgraduate researchers within the TERG & AMBER research cluster in partnership with representatives from Integra.

Applicants will ideally have a background in bioengineering with a PhD in the area of advanced biomaterials or tissue engineering. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience in developing biomaterials for applications in nerve repair ideally complemented with some industry experience and an understanding of the steps involved in regulatory and clinical translation of medical devices.

Specific skills that would enhance a candidate's application for the position include experience in some of the following areas: biodegradable scaffold fabrication and modification for tissue engineering, mechanical testing and characterisation of synthesised materials, cell culture (in particular the culture of primary cells of the nervous system), confocal and electron microscopy, PCR, immunohistochemistry and other histological and imaging techniques in addition to in vivo testing.

Applicants should be highly motivated with an ability to meet industry deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential. A consistent, high-impact publication record and experience in reviewing journal articles or attaining grant funding would be advantageous.

Salary will be dependent on level of experience.

This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and Euraxess

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