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PDRA Vacancy – 3D Bioengineering

Over a number of years, the Research Group led by Prof. Mark Lewis has developed approaches for the manufacture of bioengineered 3D musculoskeletal tissues with applications towards modelling exercise, injury, disease and other interventions relating to this tissue. The group currently has numerous ongoing projects including those modelling neuromuscular disease, musculoskeletal injury and regeneration. This specific post will provide support to Professor Mark Lewis, assisting with the management and supervision of research activities within this remit, as well as contributing towards the development of future research activities. 

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract until 31st July 2023 (duration linked to the tenure of Professor Mark Lewis as Dean of School).

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Lewis, Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, via email to M.P.Lewis@lboro.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 13th April 2022.

https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/jobdesc/REQ220269.pdf

ESB 2022

Reminder of upcoming abstract deadline for ESB2022!


The 32nd Annual Conference of the European Society of Biomaterials
will take place from September 4 to 8, 2022 in Bordeaux, France.

September, 4-8, 2022

Abstract Submission is open
Deadline : 28 February 2022

Registration through the website here.

Call for Abstracts ESB 2022 | Call for Symposia ESB 2022

Dear members of the UK Society for Biomaterials,

On behalf of the ESB 2022 Organizing Committee, we would like to remind you some ongoing calls and extension deadlines for the 32nd Annual Meeting of the European Society for Biomaterials that will be held in Bordeaux, France, on 4-8 September 2022.

  • The Call for Abstracts is open until the 28th of February 2022.

For more information, please visit the conference website https://www.esbbordeaux2022.org.

Please do not hesitate to contact us (contact@esbbordeaux2022.org) in case you have any question or comment.

On behalf of the whole Organizing Committee, we thank you very much in advance for your contribution and support.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the 32nd ESB Conference in Bordeaux! 

Kind regards,

Joëlle Amédée, ESB 2022 Chair

Didier Letourneur, ESB 2022 Co-Chair

Jean Christophe Fricain, ESB 2022 Co-Chair

Call for Larry Hench Award #UKSB2022

The Larry Hench Young Investigators Prize is a £500 prize to a promising young research scientist in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of biomaterials research.

Instructions to Applicant:

In order to complete this application for the award the applicant should follow the instructions given below:

1.    The applicant must submit their CV using the template provided (link below).

2.    Please ensure this CV (including the supporting statement) is no longer than three A4 pages (2 pages for the CV and 1 page maximum for the supporting statement).

3.    Please ensure that the font used is a standard font (e.g. Arial or Times New Roman) and is no smaller than size 10.

4.    Details of what should be included in each section are provided in the CV template (please delete the instructions for each section).

5.    Please email your completed CV to the UKSB at the following email address: p.roach@lboro.ac.uk
(Subject line – “Larry Hench Award 2022“)

6.    The deadline for receiving the emailed applications is: EXTENDED TO FRIDAY 11th MARCH 2022

7.    The UKSB council will make the final decision on the award based only on the information provided on the 2 A4 page CV. Additional information to this will not be considered. Canvassing of UKSB council members is not permitted.

8.    Successful applicants will have to provide an abstract of their work for publication on the UKSB website and present at the UKSB Annual Conference.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Evidence of peer reviewed publications
  • Outstanding contribution and demonstrable research in the field of biomaterials or related areas.
  • Experience in presenting at international and national conferences.
  • Applicants must be no more than 7 years post final degree award at the deadline for submission of application.
  • Applicants can be UK nationals currently researching at an overseas institute, or foreign nationals currently studying in the UK, both must demonstrate 2 years of contribution to UK Biomaterials research.

Previous prize winners along with other benefits from the Society can be found here.

Save the Date! #UKSB2022

This year’s annual conference will be hosted in The University of Sheffield June 27-28th. This will be a celebration of coming out of covid, with a full programme planned over 2 days. We had intended on holding a 20th Anniversary meeting in 2020 but clearly our plans were halted with all the restrictions, and we thought that it would be much better to celebrate together when we can – and here we are planning the event for this summer!

More details coming out soon, but for now:

  • Abstracts call open – deadline 30th March 2022
  • Registration opens shortly
  • Abstract notifications – we’ll let know by 29th April 2022
  • Early bird deadline – 6th May 2022

We are currently putting together packages for sponsorship, so if you are interested to help support this event please do get in touch.

Any queries and abstract submissions to conference@uksb.org

Research Assistant/Research Fellow at UCL

In collaboration with the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH), the UCL Division of Surgery and Interventional Sciences, were awarded an ORUK Translation grant to investigate novel non-ionising MRI imaging technique and accelerate the diagnosis and pre-operative planning and development placement of screw guides in scoliosis surgery using latest generation Machine Learning techniques. The objective is to significantly reduce radiation exposure for young patient groups and improve accuracy and safety of spinal surgery.


The project is at pre-clinical stage and will progress to clinical trial following this study.


The post holder will work on a strategic series of experiments that will form the basis for the development and optimisation of the device design based on pre-operative CT and MRI scans and generate qualitative and quantitative data based on human cadaveric study. This will ensure device is ready for first in human trial during length of the project.


The main purpose of the position is development and optimisation 1) protocol for bone imaging technique with CT imaging. 2) Device design based on pre-operative CT and MRI imaging and generate qualitative and quantitative data based on patients’ data alongside validation in cadaveric study. 3) prepare QMS and clinical approval documents for clinical trial.  


This post is funded until 14th April 2023 in the first instance.

See website here for more details and to apply.

EPSRC CDT in Advanced Biomedical Materials

Fully-funded 4-year studentships are available – Apply now!

Would you like to help generate life-changing research to improve the health quality of a rapidly growing and ageing population? If so, our Advanced Biomedical Materials (ABM) Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) could be the right place for you. We offer you the chance to work on projects tackling global healthcare challenges alongside world-leading academics and industry partners. Take a look and apply for one of these projects: https://bit.ly/3D4JNjD

For more information, including how to apply: www.manchester.ac.uk/abm-cdt
Any questions, please email: cdt-advbiomedmat@manchester.ac.uk

30-Nov-21-ABM-CDT-Flyer

Vacancy 3-year PDRA

Research Associate
Musculoskeletal Bioengineering and Injury Modelling, Loughborough University

This research project will model the mechanisms of skeletal muscle injury and regeneration, employing complex multi-cellular bioengineered models as an experimental test platform.

Potential applicants should have at least a 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent) in sport and exercise science, human physiology, biochemistry or a related subject, and have successfully completed a PhD in cell biology, tissue engineering or a related subject area. Previous post-doctoral research experience or expertise in musculoskeletal biology would be favourable.

This full-time post is offered on a fixed-term contract for three years.

Informal enquiries should be directed to Professor Mark Lewis, Professor of Musculoskeletal Biology, via email to M.P.Lewis@lboro.ac.uk.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 23 January 2022.

The advert is posted here;

https://vacancies.lboro.ac.uk/jobdesc/REQ211288.PDF

UKSB Sponsored Lab-2-Lab Awards

It’s been too long since we’ve not felt free to go to physical conferences, to go and work collaboratively in other labs, to learn new skills, share ideas and drive proof-of-concept biomaterials advances across a number of research groups. You might be thinking to start a new inititive. You might have been talking over the past months about some work you want to do with a colleague or PhD student from another group. Check out the UKSB Lab-2-Lab Scheme.

This award is open to all UKSB members facilitating interactions between 2 or more labs to support the development of new collaborations. The application process is simple, with a batching date coming up soon.

Check out our Prizes and Awards page to find out more.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis – batching dates are 1st Jan and 1st August. The UKSB council may consider awards submitted between these dates as appropriate.

Vacancy for UKSB council members

The UKSB is looking to expand its council. We are happy to receive interest and nominations from those working in the multidisciplinary area of biomaterials, from academic, industrial or clinical backgrounds.

To nominate yourself or someone else please email president@uksb.org stating clearly why you or your nominee would be a good candidate for the UKSB council.

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