The EU-funded MSCA-ITN ‘MgSafe’ investigates a novel combination of imaging technologies for biodegradable magnesium implants in order to promote patient safety.
In total 15 PhD candidates will quantify the physical impact and suitability of a variety of modalities on Mg implants. Highly sophisticated imaging techniques (nano and μCT, MRT, PET, USPA, IR) will be developed beyond the forefront of medical device production. This will be done in vivo and with in situ labelling options to deliver non-invasively data on different time and length scales. The body reaction and material behaviour will be investigated during Mg degradation with a precision and plethora of details, which is currently not available.
The European training network "MgSafe" had a total of 15 PhD positions available. Fortunately, most positions are already filled with excellent candidates.
There is only one PhD project left, for which we are urgently looking for highly motivated applicants:
Biomaterials Group, Materials Design Division, Faculty of Materials Science and Engineering, Warsaw University of Technology, Warsaw, Poland (Prof. W. Swieszkowski)
The research topic is the characterisation of the corrosion layer structure and composition in explanted implants (explants). The applicant will characterise surface and interface properties as well as the topography of Mg-explants after in vivo degradation. He/she will operate equipment like SEM, TEM, EDX and AFM including sample preparation. Additional knowledge in the area of biomaterials is required.
The applicant holds a master’s degree in materials science, chemistry, or a related area with specific focus on biomaterials. Experience in materials surface characterisation of light metals and their interaction with biological cells or tissues is welcome. The applicant will work with explants and should be familiar with the preparation and the handling of biological samples. We are looking for a self-confident, well-organized person, who wants to take the challenge of working in a group of very friendly people. The young researcher will have the opportunity to explore and learn about history, hospitality, culture and the beauty of Poland and its people.
Applicants need to be Early-Stage Researchers. They must, at the date of recruitment, be in the first four years (full-time equivalent research experience) of their research careers (= after acquiring their first MSc degree or similar) and have not been awarded a doctoral degree yet.
Researchers can be of any nationality. They are required to undertake physical, transnational mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up their appointment. Mobility rule: researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting beneficiary for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date.
Starting as soon as possible but latest September 1st 2019, the position will be awarded for three years.
Please send your application in English by email preferably in one pdf file not exceeding 10 MB to wojciech.swieszkowski(at)pw.edu(dot)pl.
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