The University of Milan (https: // www. unimi.it/en) and University of Montpellier (https: // www. umontpellier.fr/en/) are looking for a talented, enthusiastic young scientist who is highly motivated to boost his/her research career in the areas of nanotechnology, nanoscaffolds and peptide-based nanomaterials.
The successful candidate will be part of an emerging project carried out with the funding of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Doctoral Networks HORIZON-MSCA-DN-2021 project called NanoReMedi (Functional Nano-Scaffolds for Regenerative Medicine https: // www. nanoremedi.eu/). Repair or replacement of tissue and organ functions lost due to age, disease or damage represents one of the most urgent medical needs of our aging society. The NanoReMedi consortium will contribute to addressing this fundamentally important issue by using a new and efficient scientific approach relying on the design, preparation, characterization and validation of conceptually innovative peptide-based functional nanomaterials for regenerative medicine applications.
NanoReMedi stems from six Doctoral Courses/Schools at six beneficiary institutions, providing research and training in the field of nanomaterials for Regenerative Medicine. An active contribution of enterprises in training activities is a relevant feature of the programme. At the end of the project a join doctoral degree will be obtained.
Open position: ESR4 research project): Preparation and characterization of peptides decorated nanomaterials
The successfully candidate has to hold an experimental chemistry profile or similar. The objectives include the development of self-assemble peptide materials containing cell adhesion and differentiation motifs. Their functionalization of polymers will the lead to bioactive hydrogels to be used as scaffold in regenerative medicine.
Secondments: i) nine months at the University of Montpellier: Evaluation of cell viability and 3D printability of the peptide decorated nanomaterials; ii) three months of enterprise secondment at Deloitte to analyze the results from the technology transfer and performance point of view, prospecting the protection through patentsBenefits
Each ESR will receive a 36-month grant to cover his/her participation costs, living, travel and installation allowance, family allowance, as follows:
€ 495/monthcEligibility criteria
Admission to the programme is open to applicants who hold a 2nd Level Master Degree (120 ECTS + 180 ECTS in a bachelor degree) or a Single Cycle Degree (minimum 300 ECTS), or a comparable university degree (Second Cycle qualification), as required by the partner universities for admission to doctoral studies. Applicants are expected to achieve their degree within December 31th, 2022. They shall submit a certified copy of any degree achieved by the deadline of January 31st, 2023.
The Recruitment board will pay special attention to respect gender balance.Selection process
The ESR will be selected on the basis of the following criteria (in random order):
Applications must be submitted on www. nanoremedi.eu/APPLICATION by December 31h, 2022 at 17:00 central European time (https:// www. timeanddate.com/time/zones/cet) within November 27th 2022 at 17:00 central European time.
Applicants are required to submit the following documents by uploading them as a PDF file along with (or as one PDF attachment to) the application form. Instructions on submission are provided on www. nanoremedi.eu/APPLICATION. For more information you may also contact [email protected]
Hand written applications and applications sent by email, post or fax will not be accepted.Offer Requirements
Chemistry: Master Degree or equivalent
Master Degree or equivalent in Chemistry/Pharmaceutical Chemistry/Biotechnology/Material ScienceContact Information