15 PhD positions open in BIOREMIA - European Training Network

15 Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions are open as part of the H2020 Marie Skłodowska Curie European Training Network - BIOREMIA ("BIOfilm-REsistant Materials for hard tissue Implant Applications").

The main objective of BIOREMIA Network is to provide excellent inter-disciplinary and inter-sectoral research training to ESRs in an emerging area of research targeting a spectrum of biofilm-resistant biomaterials and coatings aiming to reduce the infection rates of medical implants for bone-related applications. The network comprises 11 beneficiaries and 6 partner organisations from both the academic and industrial sectors from 12 countries (Germany, Austria, Italy, Sweden, Greece, UK, Spain, Ireland, France, Switzerland, Netherlands and US)

The ESRs will be enrolled in a unique interdisciplinary PhD programme of leading academic and industrial organisations. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from a dedicated training programme comprising an integrated curriculum of local and intensive network courses, schools and workshops and from participation in various international conferences.

The duration of the appointment is 36 months, full-time employment contract. Strict eligibility criteria relating to professional experience (at the time of recruitment) and mobility apply to every ESR position.

Application dates and start dates vary. Please check individual ESR projects for details as well as for specific / local acceptance requirements. 

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ESR 1: Antibacterial coatings of metallic surfaces: From ab-initio to large scale molecular dynamics simulations - details

ESR 2: Low-rigidity beta-type Ti-based alloys with intrinsic antibacterial and anti-biofilm properties - details

ESR 3: Fabrication and characterisation of dense and porous Fe-Mn-(Ag,Zn) based alloys with enhanced antibacterial performance for biodegradable implants applications - details

ESR 4: Fabrication and functionalization of hierarchical micro- / nano-patterned bulk metallic glasses - details

ESR 5: Optimisation of biomechanical behavior and deformation mechanisms of antibacterial glassy alloys - details

ESR 6: Antimicrobial Bioactive Composites with controlled Resorbability - details

ESR 7: Design of antimicrobial mechanism of metallic patterned hydrophobic surfaces produced by dealloying and plastic flow deformation of metallic glasses - details

ESR 8: Aqueous electrodeposition of hydroxyapatite and Ag NPs-HA and ZnO-HA composite films with antifouling performance - details

ESR 9: Oxidative stress effects, corrosion and electrochemical response of new metastable Ti alloys with bacteria-killing oxide-based coatings - details

ESR 10: Sustainable manufacturing of anti-fouling and anti-bacterial bioresorbable PEG-polymer coatings for metal surfaces of implantable medical devices and nanotube-based drug delivery system - details

ESR 11: Material induced inhibition of biofilm formation - details

ESR 12: Interplay between inflammation and regeneration and its modulation by surface and bulk composition of metallic materials - details

ESR 13: Bactericidal properties of precious metal-based glassy alloys: an industrial design approach towards a novel class of anti-biofouling materials - details

ESR 14: Minimally-invasive dental implants with improved microbiological safety from Ti-based BMGs - details

ESR 15: Impact of implant coatings on osseointegration and biofilm prevention - details