National Children's Research Centre

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Tissue Engineering – DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 30th APRIL

March 29, 2018

The Tissue Engineering Research Group (headed by Dr. Tom Flanagan) within the School of Medicine
focusses on the development of next-generation implants by combining nanotechnology and tissue
engineering methods, with a focus on living, cardiovascular devices for the treatment of both
paediatric and adult populations, in addition to in vitro models of cardiovascular disease and cancer.

Applications are invited for a 36-month fixed-term contract position as a Postdoctoral Research
Fellow who will work on a project funded by the National Children’s Research Centre (NCRC).
This study is highly inter-disciplinary, involving clinical co-PIs – Dr. Damien Kenny (Our Lady’s
Children’s Hospital, Crumlin) & Prof. Massimo Caputo (University of Bristol), and collaborators Dr.
Eoin O’Cearbhaill (School of Mechanical & Materials Engineering), Prof. James Jones, Prof. Wenxin
Wang & Dr. Albert Smolenski (all School of Medicine). The study aims to develop and test a novel,
biodegradable, off-the-shelf stented valve device for minimally-invasive transcatheter applications
that promotes tissue regeneration resulting in a living, tissue-engineered valve amenable to growth in
infant patients. The post-holder should have knowledge of biomedical device design and expertise in
mammalian cell culture.

This is an academic research focused role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research
supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal
Investigator. The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and
competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the
development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity
to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Find out more about this amazing opportunity here! (PDF)