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Opportunities in the CReaTE research group

Postdoctoral and research fellow opportunities

All of our postdoctoral and research fellow positions are currently filled.

When we have an open position it will be promoted here, so check back here often.

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PhD opportunities

We have a great opportunity for the right PhD candidate:

Development of microfluidic techniques and 3D printing strategies for medical device applications

This is suitable for applicants who can apply engineering principles to the design and development of microfluidic systems to support the fabrication of cellular micro-tissues.

It is a fully-funded 3-year PhD project, supported by grant funding from the New Zealand MedTech Centre of Research Excellence. A NZ$27,000 per annum stipend and payment of fees (approximately NZ$10,000) is available for the right applicant for the duration for the 3-year PhD, with a possible 1-year extension.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic PhD candidates who hold an Undergraduate and/or Master's degree in Engineering (mechanical or biomedical), Applied Physics, Additive Manufacturing, Biomaterials or related disciplines in engineering or biological sciences, and preferably with an 'A' grade average or equivalent GPA.

Read more about this position and how to apply

Email create.research@otago.ac.nz

Visiting international interns

We enjoy close collaborations with a number of overseas universities, which means we often host visiting international Masters interns by arrangement.

Some of our visiting interns have stayed with us for periods of up to 8 months.

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Summer studentship opportunities

We frequently host students over the summer break between academic years. Our summer students stay with us for 10 to 12 weeks undertaking supervised research on an agreed project.

If you'r interested in joining us as a summer student you need to be enrolled at any New Zealand tertiary education provider for the following year and there is an application process to follow.

Our projects are advertised by the Research Office each September. If you are interested in applying for a summer studentship contact us early so that we can have a suitable project idea developed and ready for the application process.

Email create.research@otago.ac.nz

2020/2021 summer

We hosted three students in the 2020/2021 summer period.

Charlotte Cahill researched her topic Development of hydrogel based skin adhesives, and was supervised by Dr Khoon Lim and Dr Cesar Alcala. Our thanks to Fisher and Paykel Healthcare for sponsoring Valery’s summer student bursary.

Valery Yizhou Lui researched her topic Donor variation and optimisation of 3D cell culture system for cartilage tissue regeneration, and Dr Gabriella Lindberg supervised Valery during her 10 weeks with us. We’re grateful for the support of the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation for sponsoring Valery’s bursary.

Anthony Soonseng Yee-Goh researched his topic Exploring cytotoxicity of neutral hyperclorous acid, and was supervised by Dr Khoon Lim and Dr Jack Parker. Our thanks to Canterbury Orthopaedic Services Limited for sponsoring Anthony’s summer student bursary.

2019/2020 summer

We didn’t offer summer student projects in 2019/2020, but came back the following year with several exciting project opportunities.

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