17/04/2019
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Early-Stage Researcher positions on BioImplant ITN - Developing Improved Bioabsorable Materials for Medical Implant Applications (3-year PhD)

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    National University of Ireland Galway * Vascular Flow Limited Ltd.
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    EngineeringBiomaterial engineering
    EngineeringBiomedical engineering
    EngineeringMaterials engineering
    EngineeringMechanical engineering
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    14/05/2019 00:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Galway
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    35-40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    813869

Project Background: BioImplant Innovative Training Network (ITN) is a European Industrial Doctorate programme that will provide world-class multidisciplinary training to 12 early-stage researchers (ESRs) in the area of bioabsorbable medical implant development.

Research Programme: Bioabsorbable materials are a category of biomaterial that gradually degrade when implanted in the body. These biomaterials have the potential to form the basis for the next-generation of vascular and orthopaedic medical implants as they avoid late-stage complications associated with conventional permanent implants. However, several challenges must be overcome to improve the implant performance and enhance long-term outcomes.  The BioImplant ITN programme will tackle key technological challenges in this area by bringing together EU partners with leading expertise in the areas of polymer- and metal-based bioabsorbable materials for medical implants.

Project Description: This project will develop a covered bioabsorbable, spiral laminar flow stent for peripheral artery applications. Firstly, the functional performance of several candidate bioresorbable covering materials will be evaluated. Materials will include textile-based polymers (fabricated from PCL/PLA) supplied by Bioimplant consortium partners, with the covered peripheral stent system will be developed based on the most promising material technology. In particular, the effect of the cover on the functional performance of the stent system (e.g. crimp, deployment) will be evaluated through computational modelling and experimental bench testing using an ex vivo perfusion test platform. This project will end with the optimisation of a design of an optimised bioabsorbable stent incorporating spiral laminar flow technology and controlled degradation.

Host Academic: National University of Ireland Galway (NUIG), Galway, Ireland

Host Industry: Vascular Flow Limited Ltd. (VFT), Scotland, UK

Lead Supervisors: Dr. Ted Vaughan (NUIG), Craig Dunlop (VFT)

Application procedure:

To submit your application, please complete the online application form, which is available on the BioImplant ITN website https://bioimplantitn.eu/application/.

Your application consists of two parts:

1. An online application form: In the online form, you are requested to fill in information that is aimed to facilitate the eligibility check of your application and to identify the ESR position(s) you are applying for.

2. PDF Application File: You must also upload a Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter in a single PDF file when submitting this application form.

Informal enquiries concerning any of these posts may also be made to bioimplant@nuigalway.ie     

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

Further Information: For further information, please email Dr. Ted Vaughan on bioimplant@nuigalway.ie, visit the BioImplant ITN website at https://bioimplantitn.eu/ or download our CALL FOR APPLICANTS guidance document.

Application procedure: To submit your application, please complete the online application form, which is available on the BioImplant ITN website through the link: https://bioimplantitn.eu/application/.

 

Benefits

The MSCA-ITN programme offers a highly competitive and attractive salary and working conditions. The successful candidates will receive a salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers.

 

Exact salary will be confirmed upon offer and will be based on

  • Living Allowance of €3110/month to be paid in currency of country where based and with a correction factor to be applied per country + m
  • Mobility allowance of €600/month.
  • Additionally, researchers may also qualify for a family allowance of €500/month depending on family situation.

 

Taxation and Social Contribution deductions based on National and Institutional regulations will apply and will be deducted from the gross payment highlighted above. In addition to their individual scientific projects, all fellows will benefit from further continuing education, which includes the opportunity to register for a PhD degree, scientific skills courses, transferable skills courses, active participation in workshops and conferences, and secondments to partner labs.

Eligibility criteria

Applicants need to fully comply with four eligibility criteria:

 

Academic Qualification: The applicant has obtained a Degree that formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate in the host country. The degree should be in the area of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Material Science/Engineering or Physics (or related disciplines).

Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. Please note applicants cannot already hold a PhD.

Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of appointment by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.

English language: ESR candidates must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training. Non-native English speakers are required to provide evidence of English language competency before the appointment is made. An IELTS score of 6.5, or equivalent, is the minimum requirement.

Selection process

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment.

Offer Requirements

Skills/Qualifications

The applicant has obtained a Degree that formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate in the host country. The degree should be in the area of Biomedical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Material Science/Engineering or Physics (or related disciplines).

 

 

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
National University of Ireland Galway & Vascular Flow Limited Ltd.
Ireland
Galway
Galway
Alice Perry Engineering Building ,University Road

EURAXESS offer ID: 400653

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