There is a postdoctoral associate opportunity in Associate Professor Kristopher Alan Kilian's lab at UNSW - Sydney Australia. This is part of a joint venture between Kilian's lab, Justin Gooding’s lab and Inventia Life Science to develop novel dynamic bioinks for organoid bioengineering. The ideal candidate will have expertise in stem cell culture and soft biomaterials design. Some experience with biofabrication is a plus but not necessary.
This opportunity is for newly graduated PhD's as well as as more established postdocs. There is no formal position description yet, but the abstract for the grant is below. The job will be at the Kensington campus in a new facility established for biofabrication and organoid bioengineering for precision medicine. The position is funded for 3 years and will start ~$90-100k AUD p.a.
Abstract: Bioinks that Advance 3D bioprinting of cells to the 4th dimension. The aim of this research is to provide a simple method for creating complex 3D cell cultures for in vitro cell based assays using 3D printing. A versatile polymer system as a bioink made from entirely commercially available components, will be advanced that gives a full range of soft tissue mimics and which can be dynamically change on-demand after printing of the 3D cell cultures. The latter will provide in vitro mimics of in vivo events never previously possible with more realistic models of what is found in vivo. Applications are in fundamental cell biology, studying diseases and developing new drugs. The outcomes from this research will be new knowledge on designing cheap extracellular matrix mimics and high throughout 3D cell assays.
Please contact Kristopher Kilian: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.