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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 two great opportunities for the right PhD candidates who have significant experience in the broader biofabrication field:

Position 1:

A funded 3-year PhD project 'Oxygen control in 3D-bioprinted osteochondral constructs' is available with us, funded by the New Zealand Health Research Council.

A $27,000 per annum stipend for the duration of the 3-year project is available for the right applicant.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic PhD candidates who hold a BSc (Hons) or MSc, preferably in biomedical engineering, chemistry/materials science, or cell biology. Experience with in vitro cell culture and biochemical analysis techniques would be highly valued.

Read more about Position 1 and how to apply

We will be assessing candidate suitability as soon as applications are received, so please apply without delay.

Applications close Monday 30th September 2019 (NZDT).

Position 2:

A fully funded 3-year PhD project 'Biofabrication of hybrid scaffolds for skeletal regenerative medicine' is available with us, funded by the New Zealand MedTech Centre of Research Excellence.

A $27,000 per annum stipend, including fees (approx. $10,000) for the duration of the 3-year PhD project, with a possible 1-year extension, is available for the right applicant.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic PhD candidates who have a strong engineering or bioengineering background and a keen interest in bioprinting/biofabrication and biomaterials. Significant experience with 3D scaffold fabrication, 3D bioprinting, chemistry, biomaterial characterisation techniques, and mechanical testing is desired, and experience with in vitro cell culture and biochemical analysis techniques would be highly valued.

Read more about Position 2 and how to apply 

We will be assessing candidate suitability as soon as applications are received, so please apply without delay.

Applications close Monday 30th September 2019 (NZDT).

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

2018/2019 summer

We hosted James Swan in the 2018/2019 summer student intake, who researched his topic Optimisation of oxygen gradients in 3D-bioprinted cartilage constructs.

Dr Gabriella Lindberg guided James in his research throughout his 10 weeks with us. His bursary was sponsored by the Canterbury Medical Research Foundation.

2017/2018 summer

We hosted Annabelle Greenwood in the 2017/18 summer intake, who researched her topic Engineering physiologically relevant breast cancer tumour models.

Dr Khoon Lim guided Annabelle in her research throughout her 10 weeks with us. Her bursary was sponsored by the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.

Annabelle was the recipient of the best laboratory presentation award for 2017/18.

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