If you are interested to Join our research team, the following positions are currently available at the Nanomedicine Lab:
We seek a skilled Research Associate, with experience in studies using preclinical disease models (including their establishment and maintenance), whole-body preclinical imaging and pharmacological studies to join the Nanomedicine Lab. You should have an active Home Office Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 Personal Licence, demonstrable previous experience in experimental research using a range of preclinical disease models and evidence of developing a research publication track record are essential. Demonstrable postdoctoral experience in the establishment and maintenance of as wide range of in vivo disease models as possible (cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, wound and trauma, cell therapies being the most relevant to the project) will be preferred. You are expected to have experience in the operations and management of biological services facility.
Investigating the impact of graphene and 2D materials on the central nervous system
2D materials (2D-M) including graphene based materials (GBM) are being developed for a wide range of applications, such as composite for aerospace, automotive and building materials, or for biosensing and healthcare, or water purification. The global graphene market could be worth > $270 million by 2020. Yet, the knowledge for GBM and 2D-M potential health hazard remains limited and disparate. Lately, there have also been raising concerns about how air pollution particulate matter (in particular nanomaterials) may contribute to neurodegenerative diseases and dementia. These led us to question whether 2D-M should also be cause for concerns in relation to neurodegeneration. . For more information please visit the FindAPhD website.
Centre for Doctoral Training in Graphene Science & Technology (GrapheneNOWNANO)
Graphene NOWNANO is a newly established Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) based on our NOWNANO programme. It builds on the world-leading expertise in the science and technology of graphene and other two-dimensional (2D) materials at Manchester and Lancaster to offer a broad interdisciplinary CDT. PhD students will receive initial state-of-the-art training in the fundamentals of graphene/2D materials, their applications and key techniques. This is followed by a 3½ year research project in 30+ top-rated research groups across 10 disciplines/university departments (Experimental and Theoretical Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Computer Science, Materials Science, Electrical & Electronic Engineering, Pharmacy, Biomaterials, Medicine, Environment). For more information please visit the Graphene NOWNANO website.
Centre for Doctoral Training in Regenerative Medicine
The University of Manchester has been awarded an EPSRC/MRC Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) for PhD studentships which offers multidisciplinary training with internationally-leading expertise in bioengineering, stem cells, extracellular matrix, inflammation biology and clinical translation. The CDT in Regenerative Medicine involves more than 50 leading research groups across the Faculties of Life Sciences, Engineering and Physical Sciences, and Medical and Human Sciences. For more information please visit the CDT in Regenerative Medicine website.
Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine (MRes)
The MRes on Tissue Engineering for Regenerative Medicine offered by the Institute of Inflammation and Repair in the Faculty of Medical & Human Sciences is a collaborative degree programme that brings together expertise from the School of Medicine, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and School of Material Sciences. It aims at giving the opportunity to young researchers gain experience working on an 1 year research project. The Nanomedicine lab accepts 2 MRes students each academic year. For more details on the programme and application process please visit the MRes website.