Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Advanced Optical Bioprinting and Photoactive Biomaterials

University College London

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Advanced Optical Bioprinting and Photoactive Biomaterials


University College London

Job description

About us At the Programmable Biomaterials Lab (PBL), our goal is to solve some of the major challenges facing large-scale bioproduction via innovative 3D light-assisted programming of biological matter. We envision a future where objects are produced, mechanisms triggered and materials handled purely by photons. Nature achieves much if not all of its evolution through the interactions of light and matter. Operations as complex as food production, life and evolution itself. We’re here to perfect our engineering and scientific prowess in harnessing this massive potential.Established in 2014 as part of the Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MAPS) Faculty, the UCL Institute for Materials Discovery (IMD) acts as a focal point of materials research at UCL across all departments. The IMD strives to be at the forefront of advanced materials research and teaching. We run state-of-the-art experimental and computational facilities and offer vibrant MSc programs aross UCL’s Bloomsbury and UCL East campuses. We are pioneering novel data-driven approaches for materials discovery, understanding fundamental materials behaviour, developing innovative sustainable materials for new innovative applications and boosting enterprise (i.e., industry) oriented materials research.About the role UCL Institute for Materials Discovery are seeking a talented postdoctoral researcher to work on the exciting UKRI project “SPARK 3D” at UCL. You will design, engineer and explore the spatiotemporal evolution of biological systems in complex dynamic microenvironments towards building an in vitro model of the physiological tissue. The tissue sites of interest are micro- and macro-vasculature and neuro-vasculature for the purposes of understanding the growth patterns of these complex structures under external stimulation with released chemical and biological growth factors. You will work with leading experts in both academic and industrial sectors.This is a full-time appointment for a period of two years continuously, available immediately. Requirements and person specifications of the role as well as your responsibilities and benefits are included in the job description and person specification. Ample networking and collaboration opportunities within UCL including Biology, Medicine, Chemistry, Physics and Engineering departments as well as with the emerging UCL East campus in London and with leading international researchers and industry are offered.About you We seek a motivated Postdoctoral fellow interested in combining biochemical and bioengineering skills. You will contribute to the development and utilization of biomodulation and biostimulation systems which will be used to trigger and control the growth and organization of bioprinted tissue constructs in vitro.In particular, you will be expected to:
– Conduct high-quality experimentation and data acquisition with cells, biomaterials, and tissues.
– Deliver and report on projects results including in major journals, conferences and workshops.
– Participate in project meetings in the UK/EU and internationally (online and onsite).The position is centred at our new UCL East campus but will offer opportunities to engage in UCL Bloomsbury campus in central London.You are also expected to maintain awareness of, and actively follow, all UCL policies including Health & Safety Regulations and support and advance UCL’s equality diversity and inclusion ambitions, whilst also following and actively promoting the UCL Ways of Working.What we offer For information on UCL’s values, culture, and staff benefits, visit Work at UCL: is a UCL grade 7 post, the salary for which is £42,099 per annum (including London Allowance of £5,000). The full range of benefits is at: information for Overseas Applicants enquiries should be addressed to Dr Hossein Heidari, Director of the PBL ([email protected]).Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Equal IMD support the beliefs that:
– The advancement of science, engineering and technology is fundamental to quality of life across the globe.
– It is vitally important that women are adequately represented in what has traditionally been, and is still, a male-dominated area.
– We strongly believe Science cannot reach its full potential unless its practitioners reflect the diversity and talents of the general population, and until all people, regardless of their gender, can benefit equally from the opportunities it affords.We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.Available documents

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£42099 per year


North West London

Job date

Thu, 30 May 2024 22:47:45 GMT

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