Université de technologie de Compiègne is seeking to fill a researcher position for the DuraLayer project, at its Department of Bioengineering - Biomechanics and Bioengineering (BMBI) Laboratory.
Place of work
Type of contract and anticipated starting date
24-month fixed-term contract, as soon as possible and before January 14th, 2023.
This position would represent an initial professional experience for someone who has recently (< 4 years) obtained their PhD in a field relevant to the project.
Gross monthly salary
€ 2 800 € based on experience and funding
1 607 hours per annum
Substitutes of dura mater (half-rigid membrane located between bone and nervous system) used in case of substance loss or for post-op wound healing can still lead to complications. Our team aims at developing new biomaterials mimicking the multiphasic structure of native dura mater to face this challenge, thanks to phases and interphases with refined, specific biomechanical properties. Electrospinning of natural and synthetic polymer solutions will enable the development of fibre networks with properties similar to the dural extracellular matrix. Phases with relevant biomechanical properties promoting respectively osteointegration, watertightness or wound healing will be developed then combined to be used as implantable materials or coating on medical devices.
The post-doctoral research assistant will therefore work on the development and characterization of multiphasic materials produced by electrospinning for healthcare applications. The project will involve the use of both commercial and homemade electrospinning devices, the development of new composite biomaterials and their physico-chemical characterization, and the combinations of the different phases. The project will then rapidly focus on the culture of human stem cells and dural cells on these scaffolds, and the characterization of their biological properties (proliferation, viability, differentiation). In vivo testing is considered in case of significant progresses.
Gross monthly salary
€ 2 800 € based on experience and fundingSelection process
Timothée BAUDEQUIN, UTC BMBI Laboratory.
CV and covering letter to be uploaded to:
https: // candidature.utc.fr/chercheur
Following an initial screening of applications, the final decision will be based on a interview.Web site for additional job details
https: // www. utc.fr/recherche/
https: // bmbi.utc.fr/Offer Requirements
Biological sciences: PhD or equivalent
Engineering: PhD or equivalent
PhD focusing on cell biology, biomaterials, biomechanics, tissue engineering…Contact Information