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PhD candidate in Lubrication and Wear of Osteochondral Implants

The Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) has the following vacancy:
PhD candidate in Lubrication and Wear of Osteochondral Implants

2 maanden geleden

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

About TU/e:

TU/e is a University of Technology with a focus on Health, Energy and Mobility. Within the Health area, several departments cooperate on topics such as Chemical Biology, Regenerative Medicine, Computational Biology, and Biosensing, with close links to healthcare and industry. TU/e is an open and inclusive university with short communication lines. The people are curious, collaborative, and strive for excellence. TU/e enables its academic staff to develop research and education at an internationally renowned level. Our lively campus community facilitates connections between staff and students, in an open, friendly, vibrant atmosphere that welcomes and inspires.

About BME:

The Department of Biomedical Engineering offers a research driven BME Bachelor program and Masters in Biomedical Engineering and Medical Engineering in its Graduate Program. Its research areas range from Molecular Bioengineering and Imaging, Biomechanics and Tissue Engineering to Biomedical Imaging and Modelling. The department has more than 800 students and up to 200 tenured and non-tenured employees.

About the Orthopaedic Biomechanics group:

This group combines the disciplines of engineering and biology to increase our knowledge of the adaptive, developmental and physiological nature of musculoskeletal tissues. This knowledge is then applied to explore and develop regenerative treatment strategies, currently applied to bone, articular cartilage, intervertebral disc and tendons/ligaments. The group consists of multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers at all levels employing numerical and experimental as well as engineering, imaging, biological and chemical techniques.

About RegMedXB and InSciTe:

This vacancy is posted as part of RegMedXB, which stands for 'Regenerative Medicine Crossing Borders'. RegMedXB is a virtual institute composed of universities, health foundations, governments and private companies in the Netherlands and Belgium. The partners work together to tackle some of the greatest challenges in regenerative medicine, while building a community of researchers and companies to realize health and economic benefits. For more information, please visit www.regmedxb.com.

This position is also part of the Chemelot Institute for Science & Technology (InSciTe), a public-private institute for developing smart healing biomedical materials for high quality, affordable healthcare. With its physical nucleus at Brightlands Chemelot Campus, it enables entrepreneurship, expertise, experimentation and education in an open innovation network. In this project, the founding partners, TU/e and DSM, will work together with other RegMedXB partners to achieve their phase-1 aim of bringing a functional regenerative osteochondral implant to first-in-man trials.

Job description

We aim to develop a functional regenerative osteochondral implant using a multi-disciplinary approach with various academic centres and industries. One part of the development is to optimize lubrication of the implant and therewith to minimize friction and wear of the cartilage that slides over the implant. This project will be performed in close collaboration with Fujifilm, who is developing lubricating coatings. Measurements will be performed using commercial and home-made tissue-level testing equipment, as well as using a total joint tester. Some further development of the equipment may be required for particular purposes during the project.

Functie-eisen

We are accepting applications from enthusiastic candidates who are interested in a dynamic, stimulating and ambitious environment to perform their work. The candidate must have a Master's degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics or equivalent.

Candidates are expected to have good (bio)mechanical insight and to have affinity with biochemistry. They have experience with basic mechanical testing techniques, and are interested in manufacturing and developing a product and establishing dedicated testing environments. The candidate will be able to effectively communicate scientific ideas, foster collaboration and have a capability for independent thinking. Moreover, the candidate should be able to work independently within a dynamic team and be skilled in written and spoken English.

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

We offer you:
  • An exciting job in a dynamic work environment.
  • A full time appointment for four years by Eindhoven University of Technology (www.tue.nl/en).
  • A gross monthly salary from €2,222 (first year) to €2,840 (fourth year) in line with the Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • The possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A personal development program for PhD students (Information on the PROOF program can be found on: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/working-at-tue/development-and-career/scientific-personnel/phd-and-postdoc/providing-opportunities-for-phd-students-3tu/
  • An attractive package of fringe benefits, including end-of-year bonus (8,3% in December), an extra holiday allowance (8% in May), moving expenses and excellent sports facilities.
  • Additionele informatie

  • Information about the RegMedXB program can be found on: www.regmedxb.com
  • Information about the Biomedical Engineering department can be found on: https://www.tue.nl/en/university/departments/biomedical-engineering/
  • Questions regarding the academic content of the position can be directed to Dr. René van Donkelaar c.c.v.donkelaar@tue.nl) or prof.dr. Keita Ito (k.ito@tue.nl)
  • Other information can be obtained from the HR department, email: HRServices.Gemini@tue.nl

  • If you would like to apply, please send us your application by using the 'apply now' button on the TU/e website.

    Your application should be addressed to dr. René van Donkelaar and prof.dr. Keita Ito.
    Your application must include: a one-page personal motivation letter, a CV including the names and contact details of two recent references and a transcript of your masters studies. Only complete applications will be considered.

    Screening of applicants will start as soon as applications are received and will continue until the position has been filled.