Research Fellow in 3D printing of smart biomaterials Ref 0682

School/department:  School of Life Sciences
Hours: full time or part time hours considered up to a maximum of 1.0 FTE. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need).
Contract: Fixed term until 30 September 2019 with potential extension for further periods (subject to funding)
Reference:  0682
Salary: starting at £ 33,199 and rising to £ 36,261 per annum, pro rata
Placed on: 4 February 2019
Closing date:  6 March 2019.   Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date.
Expected start date: 1 April 2019

Job description


The School of Life Sciences is at the forefront of research in the biological sciences in the UK, coming in the top 10 in the REF 2014.

We wish to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Advanced Manufacturing and 3D Printing Lab led by Dr Maniruzzaman on an RDF funded project on 3D printing of smart biomaterials. Chronic wounds that do not heal in an orderly and timely manner are of increasing significance due to lifestyle changes and the ageing population.

This project develops a first-of-its-kind hybrid smart bandage by means of an emerging 3D printing, integrated with a flexible sensor that can monitor the key conditions of the wound area, send the signals to an external receiver device, and trigger the delivery of drug(s) on demand.  

An overview of research within the 3D printing and smart biomaterials theme can be found at School of Life Sciences, Dr Maniruzzaman’s research interests.

The School is committed to equality and valuing diversity, and currently holds an Athena SWAN Silver Award. Applications are particularly welcomed from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Science, Technology, Engineering, Medicine and Mathematics (STEMM) at Sussex.

The School of Life Sciences welcomes applications to academic posts from candidates who wish to work part-time or as job-sharers.

The University offers various schemes to provide real benefits to parents, these can be found at Family Friendly Policies

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How to apply

Download our academic post application form [DOC 301.50KB] and personal details and equal opportunities form [DOC 162.50KB] and fill in all sections.

Potential candidates are strongly encouraged to make informal contact with the PI of the project Dr Mohammed Maniruzzaman ( before applying.

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You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.

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