Research Assistant / Associate in Bioengineering

Imperial College London Department of Bioengineering

United Kingdom

Job summary

The Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate to develop a 3D hydrogel high-throughput screening platform for vocal fold (VF) andintervertebral disc (IVD) tissue engineering applications. In collaboration with McGill University, the hydrogel-based platform will be designed to screen physicochemical parameters identified using artificial intelligence. A combinatorial library of individual cell-laden hydrogel...

Job listing information

  • Reference ENG01245
  • Date posted 10 March 2020
  • Closing date 9 April 2020

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington and White City Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £35,477 – £43,734 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Bioengineering
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

The Department of Bioengineering wishes to appoint a Research Assistant/Associate to develop a 3D hydrogel high-throughput screening platform for vocal fold (VF) andintervertebral disc (IVD) tissue engineering applications. In collaboration with McGill University, the hydrogel-based platform will be designed to screen physicochemical parameters identified using artificial intelligence. A combinatorial library of individual cell-laden hydrogel microenvironments will be studied in-vitro for VF/IVD fibroblast matrix production within hydrogels and phenotypic changes in naïve macrophages at the surface.

Duties and responsibilities

This post is based within the Regenerative Materials group at Imperial College London, working with Dr. Adam Celiz. The post will be based within new state-of-the-art research facilities within the Sir Michael Uren Biomedical Engineering Research Hub at the White City campus.
You will be a conscientious, innovative experimental scientist who has successfully completed a PhD (or equivalent) in chemistry, materials science or engineering including bioengineering or similar.
Essential experience includes hydrogel synthesis and characterisation, biomaterial design for applications in tissue engineering, fluorescent and confocal imaging of cells in 3D. Experience with high-throughput screening, fibroblast and macrophage cell culture is desirable. Experience in artificial intelligence is not essential for this post.

Essential requirements

• To have, or be about to receive a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject (Chemistry, Materials Science, Bioengineering, Biomedical Engineering).
• Experience in the development of Biomaterials, including some cell culture experience.
• To have a good track record of academic publications commensurate with your current research experience
• To have excellent time management, problem solving and communication skills, particularly in an academic environment
• To work well as part of a team, including with students.

Further information

The Celiz laboratory has a strong personal development policy, and assistance and support will be offered to candidates who wish to apply for research fellowships or develop their professional skills over the course of their employment.

Should you require any further details on the role please contact: Dr Adam Celiz – a.celiz@imperial.ac.uk

For technical issues when applying online please email recruitment@imperial.ac.uk

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