Postdoctoral Research Associate
Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to work on a project entitled
"Skin model engineering by harnessing the biomechanical forces exerted on skin cell nuclei".
As a collaboration between Drs Akis Karakesisoglou and Martin Goldberg, Department of Biosciences, Durham University and Steven Hyde, Oxford University we have designed new methodology to generate high quality in vitroskin models. The methodology works through using genetic engineering tools that re-program the biomechanical properties of skin cells.
We have gained funds from the Northern Accelerator (a research commercialisation collaboration between four North East Universities) to further develop the in vitro skin model and to commercialise the underlying technology.
The role of the post holder is to research and implement solutions in the fields of skin tissue engineering, skin tissue/cell biology and microscopy. The project will involve the creation and development of skin equivalent cell culture models using novel methods, then testing and analysing their structural and functional properties. The postholder will be helped by Drs Karakesisoglou, Goldberg and Hyde to find solutions and the candidate will need experience in the above fields to implement the solutions.
The post requires good skills in reporting research progress verbally, and in writing.