SHEFFIELD HALLAM UNIVERSITY

Postdoctoral Researcher, Sol-Gels for Bone Repair

Location
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Salary
Grade 6 - £27,025 to £33,199 dependent on experience (fixed term for 12 months)
Posted
08 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
13 Dec 2018
Ref
046312
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Science Technology And Arts

Academic
Grade 6 - £27,025 to £33,199 dependent on experience (fixed term for 12 months)

We're looking for a researcher to contribute to the delivery of a project to develop fabrication methods to manufacture porous scaffolds for use in bone regenerations.

Sol-gel processing is a method for making solid materials, typically ceramics, from liquids. We have been working on a class of injectable soft materials, called hydrogels, for applications in regenerative medicine. The hydrogels set at body temperature creating an ideal environment for cells to thrive and repair a range of tissue types. This project aims to make use of a number of sol-gel manufacturing methods, such as 3D printing, to make hard scaffolds that will support our soft hydrogels for bone repair. The final products could be used in a range of applications from gunshot trauma treatment to maxillofacial repair.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Manufacturing porous silicate constructs using sol-gel, electrospinning and 3D printing technologies
  • Manufacturing fire retardant polymer nanocomposites
  • Conducting mechanical, chemical and physical testing on manufactured components
  • Incorporating Sheffield Hallam patented hydrogels into porous silica constructs
  • Contributing to the dissemination of the research and commercial potential to potential partners, the academic community and the general public.

You will need:

  • Experience of thermogravimetric analysis, SEM, FTIR, rheology, raman and wet chemistry
  • Experience of publishing in peer reviewed journals
  • Good planning and organisational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to undertake a range of research tasks

We particularly welcome applicants from underrepresented groups

For non-EU applicants, we are unlikely to be able to offer a certificate of sponsorship for this job (unless you are switching from a UK student visa), so you should only apply if you already have unrestricted permission to work in the UK.

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Contact Person : Professor Chris Sammon
Contact Number : 0114 225 3069
Date Advertised : 07-Dec-2018
Closing Date : 13-Dec-2018
Employment Type : Fixed Term - Full Time
Location : City Campus