Artificial skin: making a stretchable, self-healing sensor-system in the laboratory

A fully funded Ph.D. position is available (only for UK/EU nationalities) in the area of artificial skin fabrication. This project is about using cutting-edge research for fabricating stretchable, self-healing sensor systems with a nanofibrous structure with cells (artificial skin). We will focus on using electrospinning (combined with 3D nanoprinting) to mimick the structure and composition of the human skin.

A motivated experimentalist is sought, with background in bioengineering or nanotechnology. This is a joint project with EMPA, Switzerland (part of the ETH domain), and 50% of the time the research will be performed in St. Gallen, Switzerland (free accommodation in Switzerland is provided by EMPA).

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Saturday, July 1, 2017
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Minimum entry qualification - an Honours degree at 2:1 or above (or International equivalent) in in biology, materials science, chemical engineering or bioengineering discipline, possibly supported by an MSc degree. Experience in nanotechnology and their characterization techniques (such as scanning electron microscopy) is a plus, but not essential.

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Tuition fees and stipend are available for Home/EU students (International students can apply, but the funding only covers the Home/EU fee rate)

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