If you are interested to Join our research team, the following positions are currently available at the Nanomedicine Lab:
Applications are invited for a Biological Research Technician, in the Division of Pharmacy and Optometry to work on an externally funded research project which aims to better understand how nanomaterials can be designed and used to treat diseases. You will join the Nanomedicine Lab (www.nanomedicinelab.com) and contribute to the research projects performed using in vitro and in vivo pre-clinical models of disease, and analysing samples using molecular and microbiological techniques. Previous laboratory experience in pharmacology and molecular biology are essential, as is a diligent and careful approach to lab work, attention to detail, and the ability to work well as part of a team.
The Research Associate will undertake research using graphene-based materials in experimental animal models. You will be expected to contribute to the in vivo investigations of graphene based materials safety profile in collaboration with other investigators within the Nanomedicine Lab as well as other labs. You should be able to interact effectively with researchers from a range of other disciplines to contribute to the programme of research.
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.