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Position Available: Mechanisms of mechanotransduction in cartilage and bone formation

The Developmental Biomechanics group is seeking to add a valuable new member to our research group. We are looking to appoint a Research Assistant (Masters level qualification)/Associate (PhD level qualification) to investigate mechanotransduction pathways involved in prenatal bone and cartilage development using a mechanostimulation bioreactor for in vitro culture of developing limb explants. The project offers an exciting opportunity to apply organ/tissue culture techniques to developmental biology and mechanobiology research questions, with relevance for tissue engineering and regenerative medicine applications. The researcher will be part of the exciting and world-renowned Department of Bioengineering at Imperial, based in the centre of the vibrant city of London.

The ideal candidate will start as soon as possible and make the most of this excellent opportunity. We especially value applicants from diverse backgrounds who can bring new skills and expertise. This project will be a collaboration with Dr David Hoey at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. For more details please see this document and contact Dr Nowlan. Apply here. Closing date is 21st December and interviews will take place on 3rd January.

Chick limbs moving in bioreactor 0.5hz 3mm
Mechanostimulation bioreactor in action


We are keen to welcome excellent prospective postdoctoral researchers, and MRes and PhD students to the Developmental Biomechanics group. A range of competitive funding opportunities for talented early career researchers are available at Imperial College and in the UK, including schemes aimed at PhD students and at postdoctoral researchers. If you are interested in applying for a studentship or fellowship, please email Dr Nowlan in the first instance with your CV.

For information on postdoctoral fellowships including Marie Curie and Imperial College Research Fellowships, please see here.