Postdoctoral Fellow - Biofabrication of 3D constructs

Location
Christchurch (Territorial authority), Canterbury (NZ)
Posted
20 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
20 May 2017
Ref
1700745
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

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.

The Position

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.

Further Details

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.

E tautoko ana Te Whare Wananga o Otago i te kaupapa whakaorite whiwhinga mahi.