PhD Position Printed Multifunctional Bone Implants

Updated: 5 months ago
Deadline: 15 Dec 2023

16 Nov 2023
Job Information

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Research Field

Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

15 Dec 2023 - 22:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Job Status

Not Applicable
Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Thanks to innovative biomaterials and new manufacturing technologies (e.g., 3D printing), orthopaedic implants have undergone significant advancements in recent years. However, they still fail due to insufficient osseointegration. To address this problem, biomaterials as well as design- and patient-specific factors should be considered. The EU Interreg Vlaanderen-Nederland project (Prosperos-II) aims to develop a new generation of 3D-printed personalized orthopaedic implants and orthoses. The research will focus on combining controlled multiscale geometry of 3D printed bone implants with surface physicochemical cues for development of osteoinductive implants.

Specific Requirements
  • You have an MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Health Sciences or related fields.
  • You have sound knowledge on additive manufacturing, biomaterials, surface engineering, nanotechnology.
  • You have experience/knowledge about materials and surface characterization methods, 3D printing, and possibly in vitro assays for studying surface-cell interactions.
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and spoken).
  • Independence and creative work attitude.
  • You are a team player and like to work in a multidisciplinary environment.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Additional Information

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Selection process

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply by 15 December 2023 via the application button and upload a detailed CV along with a letter of application and the contact information of 3 references in one PDF file.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.

You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.

Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

Additional comments

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof.dr. Amir Zadpoor ([email protected] ) or Iulian Apachitei ([email protected] ).

For information about the application procedure, please contact Ms Laura de Heiden-Jaghai ([email protected] ).

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Work Location(s)
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Delft University of Technology
Postal Code
2628 CD
Mekelweg 2

Where to apply



Mekelweg 2
Postal Code

2628 CD


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