We are looking for a highly motivated individual with a passion for medical research to assist in the development and characterization of novel antithrombotic blood vessel coupler for microsurgical anastomoses. We will adopt a novel dual strategy approach, using surface morphology to control fluid-surface interactions to reduce flow stresses, and concurrently using selecting grafting of anti-thrombotic biochemicals, to achieve our goals. Subsequently, we will perform a preclinical in vivo study to evaluate the drag reduction and anti-thrombotic potential of the material.
The candidate will work with a team of expert advisors to design and fabricate materials, prepare specific surface morphology, perform selective grafting of anti-thrombotic compounds, and test the resulting materials for flow mechanics and blood thrombosis response. Once the material is ready, we will continue with pre-clinical animal testing. The candidate will also be enrolled in the NUS GRIP programme and support the commercialization of the vessel coupler.
Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or equivalent. Experience and expertise in biomaterials and thrombosis biology will be an advantage.