Postdoctoral Researcher - Anatomy

Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


May 18, 2022


Post Date : 03-May-2022 Close Date : 18-May-2022

Title : Post-Doctoral Researcher

Department : Anatomy and Regenerative Medicine

Tenure : 12 months

Location : RCSI, 123 St. Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland

Reporting to : Dr. Alan Hibbitts

Salary : Negotiable (In line with IUA salary scales)

Proposed Start Date: June 2022

About the Role

A Post-Doctoral Researcher position is available from June 2022 in the field of biomaterials research and drug delivery. A motivated and industry- minded candidate is sought for an Enterprise Ireland funded project developing a novel, implantable ophthalmic device. The researcher will work in a multi-disciplinary team including commercial, research and clinical stakeholders to progress a technology towards commercialisation.

Applicants will ideally have a background in bioengineering or biomedical science with a PhD and 3 years of postdoctoral research/ industry experience. Preference will be given to candidates who have hands-on experience in 3D printing, drug formulation, hydrogel characterisation and/or design of experiment. Industry experience and an understanding of the steps involved in regulatory approval of medical devices is seen has highly beneficial.

Applicants should be highly organised with an ability to meet strict deadlines. Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Salary will be dependent on level of experience and based on the IUA Researcher's Salary Scales.

Specifically, the duties of the post are:

  • Lead the 3D printing of novel thermoplastic and biomaterial drug-loaded medical devices
  • Refine QC protocols to assess blend uniformity, stability, drug release and mechanical properties of the above
  • Pre-clinical validation of concepts
  • Engage with external stakeholders during scale-up and GMP manufacture
  • Accurate batch reports, SOP drafting and document control
  • Application Process

    Please apply online no later than 5pm on the closing date with your CV and Covering Letter.

    Informal Enquiries can be directed to

    rcsia #rcsir