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Position: Research Fellow in Developing Medicated Corneal Implants
Institution: University College London
Department: Division of Surgery & Interventional Science - Research Department of Surgical Biotechnology
Location: London, United Kingdom
Duties: This post is funded by MRC to develop and optimise medicated corneal implants. In this project, ECM and biomaterials based corneal implants will be developed. They will further be impregnated with drug loaded nanoformulation to make these implants medicated. The optimised implants will be tested optically, mechanically and biologically both in vitro and in vivo. The project is aiming to improve the efficacy of artificial corneal implants
Requirements: We are looking for a suitable candidate for an initial two-years postdoctoral research fellow to join our multi-disciplinary international team. The successful candidate will be working on an MRC project to develop ECM based (mainly collagen) artificial corneal implants. The implants will be embedded with nanoparticles that can both release the drug and will help in non-invasive imaging
   
Text: Research Fellow in Developing Medicated Corneal Implants, - Ref:1872429 Click here to go back to search results Apply Now UCL Department / Division Division of Surgery & Interventional Science Specific unit / Sub department Research Department of Surgical Biotechnology Location of position London Grade 7 Hours Full Time Salary (inclusive of London allowance) £36,028 to £43,533 per annum Duties and Responsibilities This post is funded by MRC to develop and optimise medicated corneal implants. In this project, ECM and biomaterials based corneal implants will be developed. They will further be impregnated with drug loaded nanoformulation to make these implants medicated. The optimised implants will be tested optically, mechanically and biologically both in vitro and in vivo. The project is aiming to improve the efficacy of artificial corneal implants The post will mainly be based at the Department of Surgical Biotechnology of the Division of Surgery and Interventional Science, at the Royal Free Hospital UCL campus. Our research environment has strong initiative in translational research and our ongoing efforts aim to exploit advances in biomaterials science, nanotechnology and cell biology for the development of innovative therapies. The post is available from 1st January 2021 and is initially funded for 2 years. This can further be extended depending on the progress of the project and the performance of the researcher. Key Requirements We are looking for a suitable candidate for an initial two-years postdoctoral research fellow to join our multi-disciplinary international team. The successful candidate will be working on an MRC project to develop ECM based (mainly collagen) artificial corneal implants. The implants will be embedded with nanoparticles that can both release the drug and will help in non-invasive imaging. The successful candidate will work at Hirak Lab at UCL (London, UK). The successful researcher will also get exposure and international training to the many varied aspects of cutting-edge pre-clinical biomedical research. The researcher will get direct benefits from this project collaboration with Harvard Medical School (USA) and University of Montreal (Canada). The fellow will take responsibility of the everyday laboratory research liaising with the international team. Key research component Design and fabrication of corneal implants with controlled drug delivery system Perform in vitro optical, biophysical, mechanical and biological testing Design and development of multi-component 3D corneal model for pre-clinical testing Further Details A job description and person specification can be accessed at the bottom of this page. To apply for the vacancy please click on the 'Apply Now' button below. For informal enquiries about the post please contact Dr Hirak Patra: hirak.patra@ucl.ac.uk . If you have any queries on the application process, please contact Chau Chong on chau.chong@ucl.ac.uk quoting job reference: UCL Taking Action for Equality We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible. Closing Date 14 Nov 2020 Latest time for the submission of applications 23:59 Interview date TBC Our department holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award, in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality. This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff. Please use these links to find out more about UCL working life including the benefits we offer and UCL Terms and Conditions related to this job. JD and person specification Apply Now
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