Scotland, United Kingdom
Date Posted
5 May 2021

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PhD Project
University of the West of Scotland

New Biomaterials – Structure, Interactions and Development

Scotland, United Kingdom
5 May 2021

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Position Description

New Biomaterials – Structure, Interactions and Development
Fully funded PhD research studentship
The main focus of this interdisciplinary research challenge would be to engineer novel responsive nano-composite biocompatible biomaterials and to test physical, chemical and biological characteristics. The development of polymer – graphene and related nanocomposite materials would be investigated for their surface interactions with proteins and peptides using spectroscopic ellipsometry and neutron reflectivity. Biocompatibility and material responsive characteristics would be further assessed though bioprinting and cell culture assays. Such nanostructure materials aim to reconstruct surface chemistry to mimic the biological environment and to respond dynamically to enable homeostasis.
As a result of multidisciplinary nature of this research project, applicants with background in chemistry, biophysics, biochemistry or nanomaterials are welcome to apply. There is also an opportunity for travel to collaborators in Italy and other research institutions as well as potential to send experiments to space. Those with prior experience of ellipsometry would be encouraged to apply. This is a fully funded position, with preference to start immediately.
Applicants should already have or be expected to obtain a minimum strong upper Second Class degree in a relevant discipline. An MSc or cross-disciplinary experience may provide an advantage. Applicants whose first language is not English are normally expected to meet the minimum University requirement.

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Application Applicants are advised to apply using e-mail to Initial enquiries should be accompanied by a full CV including detailed description of relevant undergraduate, postgraduate research and work experiences in their information

Position Category: Chemical Sciences. Position Type: PhD Project. Salary: €10'000 - €20'000.

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