Opportunities

PhD Scholarship in Biomaterials Science – Hydrogel Hydration

14
Oct
2021

Project Overview: The Regenerative Medicine group in the Centre for Transformative Biomimetics and Bioengineering at Queensland University of Technology is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake cutting edge research in the field of biomaterials characterisation. This research group is at the forefront of biomedicine, medical devices and tissue engineering. The project, led by Prof Dietmar Hutmacher, aims to study the role of hydration water in the functional behaviour of various biomedical hydrogels, as well as to probe the different states of water within the hydrogel network at the molecular level. Understanding these phenomena is fundamental to the successful application of hydrogel materials in medicine.

The scholarship will allow the successful applicant to work in an advanced and well-supported research environment with state-of-the-art laboratories and opportunities to collaborate with other leading scientists, both internal and external to QUT.

Criteria: The successful candidate will possess a strong background in a chemical or materials science discipline, with minimum of Bachelor degree (Science or Chemical Engineering) with Honours or Masters, including a significant research component. Specific skills required include materials characterisation techniques (especially NMR spectroscopy). Experience in the area of polymer chemistry is highly desired.

Scholarship Rate: AUD$28,597 pa, full-time for 3 years with a possible 6 month extension

Location: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

For further information, or to register your interest, please contact Prof Dietmar Hutmacher: d.hutmacher@qut.edu.au

PhD Scholarship in Biomaterials Science – Polycaprolactone Studies

14
Oct
2021

Project overview: The Regenerative Medicine group in the Centre for Transformative Biomimetics and Bioengineering at Queensland University of Technology is seeking a PhD candidate to undertake cutting edge research in the field of biomaterials characterisation. This research group is at the forefront of biomedicine, medical devices and tissue engineering. The project, led by Prof Dietmar Hutmacher, aims to provide insights into the fundamental properties of polycaprolactone (PCL), one of the world’s highest profile polyester biomaterials. Although it is a well-studied polymer, there remains much to elucidate in regard to its intrinsic behaviour, which will be the focus of the project.

The scholarship will allow the successful applicant to work in an advanced and well-supported research environment with state-of-the-art laboratories and opportunities to collaborate with other leading scientists, both internal and external to QUT.

Criteria: The successful candidate will possess a strong chemistry background, with minimum of Bachelor degree (Science or Chemical Engineering) with Honours or Masters, including a significant research component. Specific skills required include organic synthesis (monomer/polymer), materials characterisation (NMR, FT-IR, DSC etc), and a solid understanding of physical chemistry, in particular, molecular thermodynamics. Experience in the area of polymer chemistry is highly desired.

Scholarship Rate: AUD$28,597 pa, full-time for 3 years with a possible 6 month extension

Location: Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia

For further information, or to register your interest, please contact Prof Dietmar Hutmacher: d.hutmacher@qut.edu.au

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