Advanced cell culture substrates for stem cell clonal analysis

Updated: about 2 months ago
Location: Melbourne, VICTORIA
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 26 Feb 2025

26 Feb 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

University of Melbourne
Department

Biomedical Engineering
Research Field

Engineering » Biomedical engineering
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Australia
Application Deadline

26 Feb 2025 - 12:00 (Australia/Melbourne)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

40
Offer Starting Date

26 Feb 2024
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?

No

Offer Description

Many rare cell types are critically important in health and disease.  For instance, resident stem cells aid in tissue healing and maintenance and circulating tumor cells are a hallmark of cancer progression.  Despite the importance of these rare cell types, few platforms exist to assess their prevalence and functional heterogeneity.  In this project, a PhD student will develop advanced cell culture substrates using digital light processing 3D printing that will isolate cells during prolonged culture, enabling identification and assessment of their prevalence in patient samples and the heterogeneity within the population.  This project will generate deeper understanding of stem cell biology and result in the development of a valuable tool for the assessment of rare cells.  


Requirements
Research Field
Engineering » Biomaterial engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

The successful applicant will be an energetic and hard working student who has graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, or a related field.  Additionally, they will be keenly interested in the application of advanced 3D printing technologies and polymer science to the medical sector.  A knowledge of basic cell biology, chemistry, and polymer science/biomterials science is beneficial.

 


Specific Requirements

The applicant will need to have an educational background that will enable acceptance into the University of Melbourne PhD program.  

Additionally, the applicant can have either a BS or MS from a good institution, and will need a documented track record of research experience through their coursework.  


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information
Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
The University of Melbourne
Country
Australia and New Zealand
State/Province
Victoria
City
Melbourne
Postal Code
3000
Geofield


Where to apply
E-mail

[email protected]

Contact
State/Province

Victoria
City

Parkville
Website

https://www.unimelb.edu.au/
Street

Grattan St
Postal Code

3010

STATUS: EXPIRED

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