Marie Curie-phd Position on The Development of Ceramic Coatings for Spinal Applications

A PhD scholarship is available at Uppsala University. The funding allows successful candidate to work for 48 months. The deadline for applying is January 06, 2020.

Project description:NU-SPINE aims to deliver novel material compositions with a higher degree of biocompatibility as well as novel implant designs adapted to the local loading situation. Important deliverables for the network are also innovative methods for more accurate evaluation of the demanding tribological and corrosive conditions surrounding the implants. NU-SPINE will train talented researchers with the scientific and entrepreneurial mind required of the next generation of leaders in academia and industry connected to these medical devices. As a Marie Curie-PhD student, you will benefit from a tailored, multidisciplinary, scientific training programme, and be exposed to different environments via planned placements, and contribute to and organise workshops.

The project will be performed at Uppsala University and the University of Leeds. Main supervision will be undertaken by Prof. Hkan Engqvist (Uppsala University), with co-supervision from Prof. Cecilia Persson (Uppsala University) and Prof. Anne Neville (University of Leeds). The position includes planned secondments to the University of Leeds, UK (approx. 4 + 3 months).

The advertised project will be carried out by a Marie Curie-PhD student ("Early-stage Researcher") at Uppsala University over a period of 42-48 months, in addition departmental duties at a level of at most 20% (typically teaching) will be expected.


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