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Research Fellow in Regenerative Medicine

Southampton, United Kingdom
£34,980 to £39,347
Closing date
7 Mar 2024

Regenerative Medicine and Musculoskeletal Science

Location:  Southampton General Hospital
Salary:   £34,980 to £39,347
Full Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Thursday 07 March 2024
Interview Date:   To be confirmed
Reference:  2620524AF

Applications are invited for a Research Fellow to join the research group of Prof Nick Evans, Prof Jeremy Webb and Dr Janos Kanczler to research techniques in ultrasound and drug delivery to disrupt biofilms that cause bone infection.

In your role as a Postdoctoral Research Associate you will develop acoustic bubbles that oscillate energetically when excited by ultrasound waves. you will then use these bubbles to disrupt biofilms that cause infections in bone fracture. 

This Rosetrees-funded project is a collaboration between the University of Southampton and the groups of Prof Eleanor Stride and Dr Dario Carugo at the University of Oxford. You will work in a vibrant, multidisciplinary team based in the Faculties of Medicine and Engineering at the University of Southampton, but will also work with colleagues based in the Institute of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Oxford.

You will have a PhD in either biological sciences, biophysics or biomedical engineering, ideally with a background in either bone biology, microbiology or acoustics. Previous experience in bioengineering and biomedical acoustics is desirable but not essential. You should be a highly motivated candidate, capable of independently designing experiments, innovating, and contributing intellectually to the direction of the project. Evidence of publishing quality peer-reviewed research papers would also be advantageous.

Informal inquiries may be directed to Prof Evans (

Applications for Research Fellow positions will be considered from candidates who hold a PhD or equivalent qualification, or in the case of candidates who already have at least one relevant research paper accepted for publication, who have submitted a PhD thesis for the examination of the degree of PhD and are preparing for an examination by viva.  The title of Research Fellow will be applied upon award of the PhD. Prior to the qualification being awarded the title of Senior Research Assistant will be given.

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