PhD studies in project “3D printed bioreactors for custom engineering of skeletal grafts” at the Division of Molecular Skeletal Biology. The Research Group for Cell, Tissue and Organ engineering is funded by the Wallenberg Centre for Molecular Medicine at Lund University (WCMM LU). Focusing on regenerative medicine (regeneration, replacement and repair), this is a part of a national effort to reposition Sweden as a world-leading life science nation.
Bone is a complex Organ offering structural and mechanical support of our body. The formation of Bone involves distinct stages, including cartilage, vasculature, bone and bone marrow establishment. Using dedicated in vitro/in vivo models, the laboratory of Cell, Tissue and Organ engineering aims at compiling human-specific knowledge on bone formation processes, toward the development of innovative Regenerative Therapies. Ultimately, by combining biological/engineering technologies we target the design of grafts enabling the repair of skeletal tissues.
The successful applicant will exploit a 3D printer and associated softwares to design new bioreactor systems. The systems will be tested for their capacity in generating osteo-inductive grafts of different dimension and shape. For the graft generation, the candidate will exploit human mesenchymal lines developed by the host laboratory, and combine them with various scaffolding materials. The properties of engineered grafts will be investigated in vitro but in vivo in animal models.
To be eligible for fully funded Scholarships position, an applicant must:
- Completed Master in Biology/Biotechnology, or Bioengineering
- have completed a second-cycle degree, have completed courses of at least 240 credits, of which at least 60 credits are from second-cycle courses, or- have acquired largely equivalent knowledge in some other way, in Sweden or abroad
- Excellent proficiency in English language (speaking/writing)
- Experience in 3D cell culture, 3D printing and skeletal biology is required
- Strong and healthy ambition to discover
To apply for Fully Funded Scholarships (PhD Position) in Medical Biotechnology, an applicant must submit the following documents with application:
- Curriculum Vitae
- Transcripts and degrees