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Cartilage tissue engineering / regenerative medicine

A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 31 August 2018
Academic background
Sciences, Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
On-campus or via distance?
On-campus
Qualification
PhD
Department
Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (UOC)
Supervisor
Associate Professor Tim Woodfield

Overview

Skills required

Undergraduate and master's degree in cell/molecular biology and/or bioengineering with experience in in vitro cell culture, working with porous 3D scaffolds, biochemical assay techniques (e.g. PCR, DNA/ECM protein quantification), histo-/immunohisto-chemistry techniques and imaging.

Funding arrangements

A NZ$25,000 per annum stipend will support the successful candidate for the duration of the 3-to-4-year PhD degree. The successful candidate is expected to start as early as possible.

Requirement on qualifications

All candidates with high motivation, enthusiasm, and independent thinking are welcome to apply. Preference is given to students with a strong research track record from any one of the fields:

  • Bioengineering
  • Tissue engineering
  • Cell / molecular biology
  • Biomaterials
  • Medicine / medical technology

Contact

Peter Hilton
Email   peter.hilton@otago.ac.nz