Title: Antimicrobial Integrated Methodologies for orthopaedic applications – AIMed
Ultra-short laser surface modification of polymers, bioceramics and metals for enhancement of biological and antimicrobial properties.
Objectives: (i) Employment of ultra-short laser-assisted processing to obtain highly-ordered porous arrays network diverse and patterning designs on ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene surface, ceramics (CaP, Hydroxyapatite (HAp), and Zr) and biocompatible metal surfaces (Titanium alloys (Ti-6AL-4V); (ii) optimization of biomimetic surface properties and functionalization via laser texturing. Development of diverse patterning designs by employing various optical techniques (pulse shaping, laser-induced periodic surface structuring (LIPSS)); (iii) Obtaining a hierarchical porosity via the creation of micro- and nano-structuring utilizing laser-based surface modification and LIPSS formation; (iv) Complete characterization and analysis via a set of analytical methods (SEM, AFM, XRD, FTIR, XPS, Wettability studies) of the designed structures and interface layers processed via Ultra-Fast Laser techniques to obtain surfaces with enhanced structural, biological and antimicrobial performance; (v) Examination of chemical properties and wear resistance of obtained samples before and after laser treatment for evaluating the best condition of materials processing and creation of an implant with enhanced biological and mechanical properties.
Main research field
Laser physics, material processing for bioapplications (tissue engineering), ultrafast laser micro/nanostructuring
Sub research field (optionally)
Biomaterials synthesis, processing
Type of contract fixed-term employment contract
Job status PhD enrolment program
Hours Per Week 40
Application deadline 31.08.2020
Time zone Eastern European
Envisaged job starting date 01.10.2020
Is the job funded through a EU research framework programme?
H2020 / Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions
Reference Number ESR12
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Grant Agreement Number 861138
How to Apply
HIRING INFO AND WORK LOCATION
Hiring Organisation & Offer Posting Contact Details
Organisation/Company Institute of Electronics- Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Organisation type Academic
Department Laboratory of Micro Nano Photonics
Street 72 Tzarigradsko Chaussee Blvd.
Postal Code 1784
Phone +359 886 316420
Work Locations ☒ same as hiring organisation information
Main Research Field Laser physics, material processing for bioapplications (tissue engineering)
Level Master’s degree.
Main Research Field Ultrafast laser micro/nanostructuring
Level Master’s degree.
Strong background in ultrafast laser physics and knowledge in laser-material interaction. He/she should be able to run complex experiments that involve both physical and biological aspects, as well as the analysis of microscopy images and large sets of data. As such the ability to work across disciplines will be necessary. Knowledge of optical setups of experiments is a requirement. The candidate would have to interact actively with other partners and participate in the project meetings (scientific and administrative aspects).
Our International PhD Fellowship Program welcomes applications from individuals with a degree in the field of surface science and engineering related to the AIMed research activities. The applicants should possess serious records on biomaterial surface processing by means of ultra-fast laser treatment. Knowledge of the processes of laser ablation and modification is a must. Abilities to manage experimental work in ultrafast laser based experiments is basic requirement. Experience in micro- nano-fabrication and synthesis of biomaterials is an advantage.
Additional language is a preference
Website for additional job details https://aimed-itn.eu/
The successful candidates will receive an attractive salary in accordance with the MSCA regulations for early stage researchers. The exact salary will be confirmed upon appointment and is dependent on the country correction factor (to allow for the difference in cost of living in different EU Member States). The salary includes a living allowance, a mobility allowance and a family allowance (if married or with children).
Early-stage researchers (ESR) are those who are, at the time of recruitment by the host, in the first four years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date when they obtained the degree which formally entitles them to embark on a doctorate, either in the country in which the degree was obtained or in the country in which the research training is provided, irrespective of whether or not a doctorate was envisaged. That means typically, for European (or Worldwide) applicants, in the first four years after their Master’s degree.
Conditions of international mobility of researchers: Researchers are required to undertake trans-national mobility (i.e. move from one country to another) when taking up the appointment. At the time of selection by the host organisation, researchers must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of their host organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment. Short stays, such as holidays, are not taken into account.
English language: Network fellows (ESRs) must demonstrate that their ability to understand and express themselves in both written and spoken English is sufficiently high for them to derive the full benefit from the network training.
In a first step of the selection procedure, applications will be assessed by the selection committee based on merit and potential, measured in terms of the academic record and personal achievements. Pro-activity, participation in community activities, and capacity for team-work are also taken into account.Applicants will be notified the results of the first evaluation stage by mid September 2020. In the second step of the selection procedure, shortlisted candidates will receive invitations for personal interviews with the AIMed selection committee, planned to take place by end of September 2020. Applicants will be notified accordingly.
The final list with candidates recommended for fellowship concession, as well as reserve candidates, will be available by the 1st of October, 2020
The application should contain the following documents (all provided in English language):
AIMed ESR Application Form to be completed
Cover letter: Refer to AIMed project and ESRs Recruitment procedure, indicate clearly the ESR positions to which you are applying in order of priority (maximum of three). Explain what your motivation is and why you would like to apply for these specific ESR position(s). List your skills that would fit closer to the requirements of the chosen projects, and provide the following supporting evidence:
All official certificates should be provided in their original European language or with an associated official English translation for non-European documents.Meer informatie
|Titel||AIMed – Early Stage Researchers Job advert|
|Employer||Bulgarian Academy of Sciences|
|Job location||1 “15 Noemvri” Str., 1040 Sofia|
|Gepubliceerd||juli 14, 2020|
|Sluitingsdatum||augustus 31, 2020|
|Vakgebieden||Materiaalkunde,   Experimentele fysica,   Nanotechnologie,   Materiaalchemie,   Biofysica,   Microbiologie,   Polymeerchemie,   Oppervlaktechemie,   Biotechniek,    and 2 more. Materiaalfysica,   Laserfysica  |