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Reference: Doktorant Bio2020

Employer: Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology

Scientific Group: BioMaterials www.bio.materials.pl

Position: PhD candidate

 

Candidate requirements:

Qualification: Master-degree, preferably in Materials Science and Engineering, or equivalent university degree in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemical Science related discipline.

Experience: polymeric-based biomaterials and 3D printing technologies are welcomed

Language skills: Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English (at least B2 level, or equivalent)

 

Job description, tasks and responsibilities:

“New bio-materials for the urethra bioimplants development using 3D printing techniques”.

The main goal of the PhD is to developing biomaterials for bioimplants fabrication using 3D -printing approach, in order to allow the reconstructive treatment of urethral defects in both children and adults. The large scale of urological problems in children and adults related to urethral malformations, and the almost complete lack of implants that would enable proper reconstruction of the important organ of the urinary system is the main reason for undertaking this research. Consequently, to meet the overall objective, the project activities will be divided into three main stages: i) development and characterization of biomaterials for 3D-printing purposes, ii) development of 3D-printing technology for urethral bioimplants fabrication, iii) functional in vitro evaluation of the as produced bioimplants. It is assumed that the use of hydrogel-based composite biomaterials together with 3D-printing approach will allow to produce fully biocompatible and biofunctional urethra implants.

 

Application deadline:

August 17, 2020

 

Terms of Employment:

Student scholarship (36 months study programme)

Foreseen starting date: October 1st, 2020

 

Application process:

Applications should be submitted to bio.materials.wut@gmail.com, and should include:

  • Letter of motivation,
  • Curriculum Vitae with brief research statement and, if applicable, a list of publications,
  • Personal data processing consent.

 

We reserve the right to respond and invite to interviews only selected candidates.

 


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1. Title: Development of bioprinted 3D hydrogel scaffolds for tissue engineering (2positions)

Role: Full-time PhD Student based in Warsaw, POLAND.

Project description: The project aims to use the latest progresses in 3D bioprinting for the development of bioprinted 3D hydrogel scaffolds tor tissue engineering.

Key skills:

  • High level of critical thinking and strong academic merit in engineering and design; brilliant problem solving; outstanding communication; an ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

Essential background:

  • Master’s degree (including an appropriate research component) in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical/Chemical/Material/Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Sciences.

Key tasks:

  1. Developing specifications for scaffolds by investigating literature.
  2. Generating concept designs and design elements.
  3. Using current and emerging bioprinting techniques for manufacturing scaffolds from degradable polymers and hydrogels with and without cells and biological factors.
  4. Evaluation of scaffold topology, mechanical properties and effect of engineered surfaces on in vitro performance.
  5. Computational and statistical modelling;
  6. Morphological characterisation using SEM, micro CT and other techniques;
  7. Mechanical testing;
  8. In vitro testing, imaging, and analysis of biological performance including histology and biomechanical testing.
  9. Generating journal publications.

Dates: Start as soon as possible, 3 years full time.

Institute: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty for Materials Science and Engineering, Poland

Supervisor:  Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski,

bio.materials.wut@gmail.com, ww.bio.materials.pl

Required documents:  

  • CV,
  • copy of academic transcripts
  • letters of reference from 3 referees

2. Title: Fabrication and characterization of 3D scaffolds tor tissue engineering (3positions)

Role: Full-time PhD Student based in Warsaw, POLAND.

Project description: The project aims to develop 3D polymer based scaffolds for tissue engineering, their modification with bioactive compounds, scaffolds characterization and optimization.

Key skills:

  • High level of critical thinking and strong academic merit in engineering and design; brilliant problem solving; outstanding communication; an ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team.

Essential background:

  • Master’s degree (including an appropriate research component) in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical/Chemical/Material/Biomedical Engineering; Biomedical Sciences.

Key tasks:

  1. Developing specifications for scaffolds by investigating literature.
  2. Generating concept designs and design elements.
  3. Using current and emerging 3D printing techniques for manufacturing scaffolds from degradable polymers.
  4. Scaffolds modification with bioactive compounds and/or drugs.
  5. Evaluation of scaffold topology, mechanical properties and effect of engineered surfaces on in vitro performance.
  6. Computational and statistical modelling.
  7. Morphological characterisation using SEM, micro CT and other techniques,
  8. Mechanical testing.
  9. In vitro testing, imaging, and analysis of biological performance.
  10. Generating journal publications.

Dates: Start as soon as possible, 3 years full time.

Institute: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty for Materials Science and Engineering, Poland

Supervisor:  Prof. Wojciech Święszkowski,

bio.materials.wut@gmail.com, ww.bio.materials.pl

Required documents:  

  • CV,
  • copy of academic transcripts
  • letters of reference from 3 referees

 

Bachelor and Master Theses topics are avaliable in polish language here.