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Postdoctoral position in development of Organ-on-chip based in vitro models – University of Basel, Switzerland, 2022


The Tissue Engineering Laboratory at the Department of Biomedicine of the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel in Switzerland is currently seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to work on an European Research Council (ERC) funded project, 2022

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General Info

Deadline to Apply: Expired
Position: Postdoctoral position
No. of Positions: 1
Eligibility (Gender):
Eligibile Nationals: All Nationals
Research Field: ,
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: 2 Years

Department of Biomedicine

University of Basel, Switzerland

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Qualification Details

  • PhD in Bioengineering or equivalent (0-2 years after your defence)
  • Experience with the design, fabrication and use of Organ-on-chip devices
  • Familiarity with CAD software
  • Experience with photolithography (recommended) and with multi-layer soft lithography (required)
  • Solid background in continuum mechanics and biomechanics is mandatory
  • Experience with analytical and computational modelling of fluid transport phenomena is required
  • Capacity to independently tailor the design of technological tools to address specific biological questions
  • Experience with cell culture for advanced 3D models, confocal microscopy and with the preparation and handling of hydrogel based biomaterials is advantageous
  • Independent thinking, ambition, problem-solving attitude, focus on discovery and dedication to high quality research
  • Selfstarting teamplayer

Responsibilities/Job Description

The interdisciplinary Tissue Engineering team, directed by Prof. Ivan Martin, consists of biologists, chemists, engineers and clinicians investigating mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue degeneration, regeneration and repair with the aim to translate this knowledge into innovative clinical approaches.

In the framework of this ERC Synergy project, you will specifically work on the development of Organ-on-Chip models in vitro with the aim of understanding the effect of mechanical forces on processes of tissue de- and regeneration. You will apply already available mechanically active microfluidic devices to address specific questions, particularly to understand the biology of intervertebral disc regeneration. You will further optimize and develop new Organ-on-Chip models based on specific biological needs and hypotheses to decipher the mechanisms of musculoskeletal tissue regeneration.

How to Apply?

Application Method: Send Email
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Application Procedure

Please, send your CV, a short summary of research experience (max. 1 page), and contact information of referees latest by June, 24th 2022 to Dr. Karoliina Pelttari

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About the Employer: University of Basel, Switzerland

Note or Other details

We offer a truly exciting and versatile project in an inspiring environment of translational medicine, with a salary according to institutional standards. The Department of Biomedicine provides a research environment with excellent research facilities, ideal for building a scientific career. The city of Basel, located at the borders to both France and Germany, is one of leading pharmaceutical and biotechnological centers in the world. For more information, please, visit:https://biomedizin.unibas.ch/en/research/research-groups/martin-lab/

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Contact details

Dr. Karoliina Pelttari ([email protected]).

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