17/06/2022
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

PhD position in Laser Based Micro-nano processing of biomaterials , Marie-Sklodowska Curie ITN action, AIMed H2020 project

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Insitute of Electronics
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsApplied physics
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsSurface physics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    31/07/2022 23:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Bulgaria › Sofia
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Permanent
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • OFFER STARTING DATE
    01/08/2022
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    861138

OFFER DESCRIPTION

PhD Position (ESR8): Ultra-short laser surface processing for enhancement of biological and antimicrobial properties of biomaterials.

(i) To develop metal ion doped/nanoparticles CaP bone substitutes with range of antimicrobial activity via a)Ultra-short laser texturing of metal ion/nanoparticles doped CaP b) Determination of ablation thresholds, analysis of ablation craters obtained under variation of different laser parametric conditions, estimation of the influence of laser radiation over the chemical structure of the doped CaP. c) Design of microstructures and textures with diverse geometrical designs d) functionalisation with Antimicrobial Peptides b) Doping of Ca salts with anti-microbial silver, zinc and copper ions; (ii) To analyze photochemical and morphological changes after laser impact of such materials. (iii) To assess the efficacy of microbial inhibition of such materials as a function of antimicrobial loading and elution profile. (iv) To assess these materials in vitro in terms of the impact on osteogenic response as a function of antimicrobial activity; (v) To investigate the role of exosome signalling and function in both the osteogenic response and antimicrobial activity; (vi) To investigate the impact of sterilisation processes on antimicrobial function (e.g., gamma irradiation); (vii) PhD thesis

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Benefits

ESRs will be paid at Marie Curie published rates. The basic annual salary will be in the region of €37,320/annum living allowance adjusted by the country coefficient and then subject to employer and employee deductions. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment. In addition, a mobility allowance and family allowance, depending on family circumstances, will be paid with the same adjustments and deductions as for the living allowance.

Eligibility criteria

Conditions of eligibility of researchers: ETNs recruit a specific type of researcher. Successful candidates:

  1. MUST not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting university or company for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date. This time is measured from the date of signing the employment contract. Compulsory national service, short stays such as holidays, and time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention are not taken into account.
  2. MUST at the date of recruitment, 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' means the first day of the employment of the researcher (i.e. contract starting date). 'Full-Time Equivalent Research Experience' is measured from the date when the researcher obtained the degree entitling him/her to embark on a doctoral degree programme.
  3. MUST have a Master's degree or equivalent in Physics,Optics, Biophysics.

English language: All courses are delivered in English. Successful candidates must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high. The minimum English Language requirement is B2 level.

Selection process

Candidates should be aware that their CV may be shared with the named beneficiaries within the consortium, as part of the application review process, to ensure open, transparent and merit-based recruitment. In addition, candidates should provide a supporting statement to demonstrate how they meet all of the essential criteria for each position.

Additional comments

Applicants must confirm and be prepared to provide evidence that they meet the Marie Sklodowska-Curie Eligibility criteria as specified above.

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Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsApplied physics
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    1 - 4

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL
    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    OTHER: Good

Skills/Qualifications

Essential criteria

  1. A Masters degree in physics, optics, laser physics or relevant discipline, or equivalent relevant research experience.
  2. Knowledge of research methods and techniques within specialist field.
  3. Proven ability to analyze complex information appropriately.
  4. Proven communication skills, including presentation to various audiences.
  5. Excellent organisational and team-working skills.
  6. Proven ability to demonstrate creativity, innovation and accuracy within work.

Desirable Criteria

  1. Possess serious records on biomaterial surface processing by means of ultra-fast laser treatment.
  2. Strong background in ultra-fast laser physics and knowledge in laser-material interaction.

 

  1. Knowledge of optical setups of experiments.
  2. Knowledge of the processes of laser ablation and modification is a must.
  3. Familiarity with computer simulations
  4. Relevant laboratory experience
  5. Analysis of microscopy images and large sets of data.
  6. Ability to work across disciplines will be necessary.

Specific Requirements

The successful candidates should be able to:

1. Undertake research, e.g. by planning, preparing, setting up, conducting and recording the outcome of experiments, performing data analysis, desktop research etc.

2. Participate in maintaining laboratory facilities, and assist other members of the group by sharing knowledge and expertise. Collaborate with others in an interdisciplinary environment and in close collaboration with experts from biology and medicine.

3. Actively participate within the research group, communicating and presenting research at meetings, through publications and other recognised avenues as appropriate, ensuring information is communicated to internal and external partners.

4. Contribute to research publications and presentations as required.

5. Analyse and communicate complex ideas, concepts and data using appropriate methods and packages.

6. Resolve issues and support senior colleagues in devising procedures required to ensure accurate and timely reporting.

7. Generate research output and contribute to the development of independent and original ideas as appropriate.

8. Maintain and update the area of specialist knowledge, researching and critically appraising relevant literature within the area.

9. Undergo personal and professional development that is appropriate to and which will enhance performance.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Electronics - BAS
Bulgaria
Sofia
1784

EURAXESS offer ID: 800880

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