PhD Studentship: Tissue Engineering Design of Liver Scaffolds
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Short info about job
Company: University of Edinburgh
Department: Institute of Bioengineering – School of Engineering
Hours: Full Time
Type / Role: PhD
Phone: +44-1576 8352874
Fax: +44-1379 2900085
Detail information about job PhD Studentship: Tissue Engineering Design of Liver Scaffolds. Terms and conditions vacancy
Lead Supervisor: Dr Anthony Callanan
Second Supervisor: Prof Stuart Forbes
Contact Email: [email protected]
Fully Funded Includes a stipend and feesOpen to students from the UK or EU due to funding restrictions who have been residents in the UK for 3 years
Applications are invited for postgraduate research leading to a PhD degree in BioEngineering within the subject area of Tissue Engineering.
Tissue engineering has shown great potential in the treatment and understanding of a large number of degenerative ailments, including osteoarthritis and cardiovascular disease, through the design of biological scaffolds using both synthetic biodegradable polyesters and naturally derived extracellular matrix materials.
This research focuses on the development of a polymer based tissue engineered liver scaffolds for the treatment of liver disease and failure.
The student will also work in the Institute for BioEngineering (IBioE) and with the Centre for Regenerative Medicine (CRM).
Start Date: October 2017
Specific eligibility criteria
To undertake this research, we are seeking a motivated candidate with an honours degree at 2:1 or above in any of these areas, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics, Mechanical engineering, Biomedical engineering, Synthetic chemistry, Organic chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or a cognate discipline.
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