PhD Position in Bioprinting ETH Zurich, Tissue Engineering + Biofabrication laboratory Switzerland

PhD Position in Bioprinting


100%, Zurich, temporary


The Tissue Engineering + Biofabrication laboratory in the Departement of Health Sciences & Technology is searching for a PhD student to work in the area of 3D Bioprinting.

 

Project background


Bioprinting has been proposed as a key method for creating realistic cellular architectures for regenerative medicine and in vitro disease models. Our research group is pushing the boundaries of cells and materials to create more realistic tissues with advanced functionality.

 

Job description


The goal of this PhD project is to advance the state of macroporous materials, which can be used in a 3D printer to create large, multi-material complex tissue architectures. In particular, bioinks composed of anisotropic microgels have pseudoplastic and shear recovery properties characteristic of bioinks with excellent 3D extrusion printing properties. The new methodology will be applied to enhance vascularity of engineered tissues.

 

Your profile


We are looking for a highly motivated and creative person who enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team. You should have a Master’s degree in material science, biomedical engineering or a related field.The preferred starting date is January 2020.

 

ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich is one of the world’s leading universities specialising in science and technology. We are renowned for our excellent education, cutting-edge fundamental research and direct transfer of new knowledge into society. Over 30,000 people from more than 120 countries find our university to be a place that promotes independent thinking and an environment that inspires excellence. Located in the heart of Europe, yet forging connections all over the world, we work together to develop solutions for the global challenges of today and tomorrow.


We look forward to receiving your online application with the following documents: a cover letter, CV, transcripts of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and contact information of two referees. Please note that we exclusively accept applications submitted through our online application portal. Applications via email or postal services will not be considered.

 

Further information about our laboratory can be found on our website www.biofabrication.ethz.ch. For further information, please contact Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong at marcy.zenobi@hest.ethz.ch (no applications).


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