Location University of Wollongong, ARC Centre of Excellence for Electromaterials Science
Discipline
App. deadline Applications accepted year round/until filled
Funding
  • Scholarship available
Eligibility Australian residents only

Wireless Electro Stimulation of 3D Bioprinted Neural Tissues

The project will involve the integration of a novel wireless electro simulation (e-stim) system to 3D bioprinted neural tissues. Initially, optimisation of the technique to be employed for e-stim will be necessary, followed by integration to 3D tissue fabrication, and requisite assayology for characterising e-stim effects on tissues and constituent cells.

The project is significant because unlike conventional approaches to tissue modelling and e-stim, functional 3D printed neural tissues more accurately represent live tissues of the human brain with component cell phenotypes that resemble neural cells in vivo, and wireless e-stim holds great promise for non-invasive neurostimulation and neuroregeneration.

The essential selection criteria are as follows:

  1. First or upper second class Honours degree or Master degree (or equivalent) in Neuroscience or related field with skills in all or some of: molecular and cell biology, neural or pluripotent stem cell biology, tissue engineering, biomaterials science, animal surgery, behavioural testing, tissue dissection, immuno-histochemistry/-cytochemistry, microscopy, stereology, and electrophysiology.
  2. A strong interest in interdisciplinary research.
  3. Excellent communication (English) and interpersonal skills, with the former ideally demonstrated by high quality journal and conference publications.
  4. Excellent team player.

Enquiries and to Apply

For more information on this opportunity please contact Prof Jeremy Cook at jcrook@uow.edu.au

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A/Prof Jeremy Crook