13/12/2019

PhD in advanced bioprinting: engineering technologies for integrated microscale cell manipulation

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University of Melbourne
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomaterial engineering
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringDesign engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
    EngineeringMicroengineering
    TechnologyMedical technology
    TechnologyMicro-technology
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    01/04/2020 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Australia › The University of Melbourne
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    30/04/2020

A PhD in Australia typically lasts less than 3 to 3.5 years and does not require a master’s degree

Lead Researcher: Dr. David Collins

University and Affiliation: University of Melbourne, Melbourne School of Engineering

Preferred Background: Engineering Disciplines (including Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering)

Project: Bioprinting has the promise to replace human tissues that are damaged by injury or disease. Despite the promise of this technology, there is currently no way to replicate many tissue functions because there is no reliable way to replicate the cell configurations found in real-life organs. This project aims to develop innovative technologies using microscale forces (acoustic, electrical, hydrodynamic, etc.) to manipulate at the microscale to create functional human tissues with a view toward creating therapies and research tools.

This interdisciplinary project lies at the intersection of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Microfluidics. Prospective students with experience or special interest in:

  • cell culture;
  • 3D printing;
  • microfabrication;
  • biomedical technology;
  • computer simulation; and
  • microscale physics

are encouraged to apply.

Successful applicants will be expected to conduct research at a high level and publish in internationally recognized journals. Students will be given wide latitude to determine specific methods and research directions that serve the project goals.

Benefits

The living allowance is >$30,000 per year for up to 3.5 years for students undertaking a doctoral degree.

Selection process

Application: Please send your CV, academic transcript and brief overview of relevant experience to david.collins@unimelb.edu.au. If judged suitable, applicants will be selected for a video interview. Applicants should be prepared to write a research proposal on their research plans. Prospective students must meet University of Melbourne eligibility criteria to be awarded a PhD scholarship.

Visit this link for more details on scholarship eligibility and application information:

https://scholarships.unimelb.edu.au/awards/graduate-research-scholarships

Visit www.davidjohncollins.com

Additional comments

The applicant will be joining an interdisciplinary team of at least 6 other individuals in the Collins BioMicrosystems Laboratory, located in the heart of the Biosciences and Engineering precinct at the University of Melbourne. Melbourne is also home to the Melbourne Centre for Nanofabrication, the largest cleanroom nano/microfabrication facility in the southern hemisphere. 

The University of Melbourne is the highest-ranked institution in Australia (Times Higher Education) and is located in Melbourne, a diverse and cosmopolitan city that is widely regarded as one of the most livable cities in the world (Economist Intelligence Unit).

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Applicants are expected to have at least an undergraduate (4-year) degree in engineering, science or a related field. 

Scholarships are competitive, where only applicants who have scored highly from their degree (and/or have prior research experience) will be considered.

Results from TOEFL/IELTS, etc. are required to prove English language skills for applicants whose first language is not English. This requirement is generally waived for this whose primary language of instruction at University has been in English.

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University of Melbourne
Australia
Victoria
The University of Melbourne
3010
203 Bouverie Street

EURAXESS offer ID: 472646

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