Postdoctoral Fellow - Biofabrication of 3D constructs
CHRISTCHURCH REGENERATIVE MEDICINE AND TISSUE ENGINEERING (CReaTE) GROUP
DEPARTMENT OF ORTHOPAEDIC SURGERY
UNIVERSITY OF OTAGO CHRISTCHURCH
An outstanding opportunity exists for a talented early career scientist in the Christchurch Regenerative Medicine and Tissue Engineering (CReaTE) Group.
As a Postdoctoral Fellow, you will be joining a multidisciplinary research team of bioengineers, biologists and orthopaedic surgeons working at the interface of stem cell‐biology, biomaterials science and engineering.
This project will be focused on advanced biofabrication/bio‐assembly strategies to engineer hybrid constructs for musculoskeletal regeneration, including bone and cartilage engineering.
- The work is highly likely to lead to high‐impact publications with the expectation of presentations at national and international conferences.
- You will be responsible for the progression of the project to translational in vivo studies, and be involved with key national and international collaborations (Australia, Germany, Netherlands and Korea) currently established within the group.
- You are also expected to contribute to the research line with the preparation of grant and project proposals.
Skills and Experience
- A PhD degree in biomedical engineering, materials science or chemistry.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in biofabrication, chondro‐/osteo‐genic cell culture, in vivo animal experiments, cell encapsulation, hydrogels and imaging.
- Be highly motivated and have excellent oral and written communication skills.
This is a full-time, fixed term position for two years.
The research will take place at the University of Otago’s Christchurch campus. The University of Otago is New Zealand’s oldest and top university.
How to apply
All candidates with high motivation, enthusiasm, and independent thinking are welcome to apply. To submit your application please click the ‘apply’ button below and include a copy of your full CV including references to publications/conference proceedings; the names of two referees, and any other supporting information relevant to the position.
Applications quoting reference number 1700745 will close on Thursday, 1 June 2017.
To see a full job description and to apply online go to: www.otago.ac.nz/humanresources/join-otago
Equal opportunity in employment is University policy.
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