20/11/2020
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

ITN Marie Curie PhD scholarships: Manufacturing of Medical Devices

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    University College Dublin
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/07/2021 17:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Dublin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/02/2021
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    956097

OFFER DESCRIPTION

The SIMPPER_MedDev project involves a consortium of 5 leading European research universities from Ireland, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland and the Netherlands, along with 10 industry partners who manufacture important classes of medical devices and products, and one of Europe’s premier orthopaedics hospitals. The consortium intends to train 12 PhD researchers in advanced manufacturing and surface integrity associated with the micro/nano processing of polymers for such medical devices. These 12 manufacturing PhD projects are grouped according to whether the processes are either additive, subtractive or forming, while the applications relate to prostheses and implants, and devices for drug delivery and medical diagnostics. Funding for these projects has been provided by the EU under their competitive H2020 MSCA-ITN-2020 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Networks) programme under Grant Agreement No. 956097.

The consortium is now inviting applications for up to 12 highly motivated and talented PhD candidates (Early Stage Researchers, ESRs) for these fully funded positions, as summarised below. Recruitment will remain open until all positions are filled in 2021. The target start dates for the first positions will be in February-March 2021. ESRs will be employed on a full-time basis and based at one of eight particular host institutions. They will also spend up to 6-months on secondment at partner organisations, thereby ensuring that all ESRs will spend time in both academia and industry, and in at least two different countries.

All interested candidates irrespective of age, gender, race, disability, religion or ethnic background are encouraged to apply.

Further particulars of each project can be found at the following link:

https://www.ucd.ie/mecheng/research/postgraduateopportunities/itnmariecu...

ESR1: Host- UCD, Ireland, Project Title: Development of high strength bonding between polymer and magnesium with micro/nano structures and chemical treatment for bioresorbable stent Filled

ESR2: Host- UCD, Ireland, Project Title: Production of micro/nano structured surface on plastic microfluidic chip for immobilisation of proteins Filled

ESR3: Host- UCD, Ireland, Project Title: Multi-scale 3D printing of hydrogels for vasculature-on-a-chip Filled

ESR4: Host- BD, Ireland, Project Title: Design and development of microstructures for low friction polymer surfaces in medical device application

ESR5: Host- DTU, Denmark, Project Title: Digital production of a hearing-aid ear mould/dome

ESR6: Host- Novo Nordisk, Denmark, Project Title: Precision processing of biobased polymers for device concepts in medical Filled

ESR7: Host- FHNW, Switzerland, Project Title: Laser processing of transparent and high-performance polymers: Embedded optical waveguides, surface texturing for prototype and hybrid moulds

ESR8: Host- University of Twente, Netherlands, Project Title: Laser micro-printing of biomedical multi-materials (biopolymers and metals)

ESR9: Host- University of Twente, Netherlands, Project Title: Laser surface texturing of polymers

ESR10: Host- Micronit, Netherlands, Project Title: Laser sealing of polymer microfluidic chips for bio applications

ESR11: Host- University di Padova, Italy, Project Title: Development of silicone-free pre-filled plastic syringes by compression moulding of nano-structured surfaces

ESR12: Host- University di Padova, Italy, Project Title: Cryogenic machining of UHMWPE acetabular cup inserts

 

More Information

Benefits

Successful candidates will be employed for a maximum period of three years full-time equivalent and receive a generous financial package plus an additional mobility and family allowance according to the rules for Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) in an EU Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN). ESRs will be employed either by a university or a partner company.

A career development plan will be prepared for each fellow in accordance with his/her supervisor and will include training, planned secondments and outreach activities in partner organisations of the network. The ESR fellows are supposed to complete their PhD thesis by the end of the 3rd year of their employment.

For more information please visit the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks website

 

The Marie Sklodowska -Curie programme offers highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The selected candidates are employed with a full-time contract. The salary follows the Marie Curie- Sklodowska ITN funding Scheme. Exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment. It consists of a living allowance (approximately €4,000 per month, depending on the hosting country) plus an additional monthly mobility and family allowance depending on the family situation. General information is available at this link[1].

Eligibility criteria

 

 

Selection process

  • An ESR’s Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage and carry out their research projects within 36 months
  • To write a PhD thesis
  • To participate in research and training activities within the SIMPPER_MedDev network
  • To write articles for scientific peer reviewed journals
  • To participate in meetings of the different SIMPPER_MedDev consortium bodies
  • To disseminate their research in the scientific community (international conferences) and non-scientific community, by outreach and public engagement
  • To liaise with the other research staff and students working in broad areas of relevance to the research project and partner institutions.
  • To write progress reports and prepare results for publication and dissemination via public lectures, presentations and the web.

Additional comments

Eligibility and Mobility

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) eligibility criteria apply (summary below, for more detailed information please see this link[3].)

  • All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). An ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Date of Recruitment normally means the first day of the employment of the fellow for the purposes of the project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
  • Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: at the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded.

For all recruitment, the eligibility and mobility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract.

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

Eligibility and Mobility

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions Innovative Training Networks (ITN) eligibility criteria apply (summary below, for more detailed information please see this link[1].)

  • All researchers recruited in a Marie Sklodowska-Curie ITN must be Early-Stage Researchers (ESRs). An ESR shall, at the time of recruitment by the host organisation, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers and have not been awarded a doctoral degree.
  • Date of Recruitment normally means the first day of the employment of the fellow for the purposes of the project (i.e. the starting date indicated in the employment contract or equivalent direct contract).
  • Researchers can be of any nationality.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Researchers are required to undertake transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. One general rule applies to the appointment of researchers: at the time of recruitment by the host beneficiary, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to the reference date. Note that the mobility rule applies to the beneficiary where the researcher is recruited, and not to beneficiaries to which the researcher is sent or seconded.

For all recruitment, the eligibility and mobility of the researcher will be determined at the time of their (first) recruitment in the project. The status of the researcher will not evolve over the life-time of a contract.

Specific Requirements

Specific requirements for the SIMPPER_MedDev network:

  • Applicants must hold a Master’s degree in a relevant branch of engineering, manufacturing, physics or chemistry, as appropriate to their specific project topic.
  • Applications from suitably qualified female applicants are particularly welcome.
  • Each beneficiary organisation might have additional eligibility criteria, e.g. work/study visa, language or other requirements. These will be clarified in the second stage of the application process.

Work location(s)
12 position(s) available at
University College Dublin
Ireland
Dublin
D04 V1W8
Engineering and Materials Science Centre, Belfield

EURAXESS offer ID: 579295

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