Research Fellow in Novel Material Processing Technologies for Soft Robotic Surgery

Employer
University of Leeds
Location
Leeds, United Kingdom
Salary
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a. pro rata
Posted
Apr 30, 2021
Closes
May 25, 2021
Ref
166345
Organization Type
University and College
Hours
Full Time
Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?

Are you interested in materials processing?

Do you want to develop cutting-edge research for healthcare applications?

Pancreatic cancer is currently the deadliest form of cancer (mortality 95%
Our research will seek to enable future treatments by allowing non-destructive access to the pancreas' intricate sensitive internal anatomy. This will be investigated through the creation of sub-mm magnetically-driven soft continuum-robots featuring high-resolution controlled multi-material construction (magnetisable materials and elastomeric materials) that can traverse and deliver treatments within the pancreas). This will be investigated by a research team of academics, Research Fellows, and PhD researchers spanning technology themes of; manufacturing technology, robotics, and materials processing. This particular Research Fellow position concerns the materials-processing research.

This post will be conducted within the Clothworkers Centre for Textile Materials Innovation for Healthcare (CCTMIH) which explores research in the design, manufacture and translation of novel fibre-based prototypes for specific clinical and industrial needs.

While working in close collaboration with the wider project team, this role will specialise in the design of stimulus-responsive polymer formulations and their processing into fibrous mesh and particulates. This role requires strong experimental skills and a good understanding of fibre manufacture, bio/polymer modification, and drug delivery. In collaboration with the project partners, we will identify specific external and physiologic stimuli to accomplish localised and on-demand drug release for effective cancer therapy.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Stephen Russell or Dr Giuseppe Tronci

Email: s.j.russell@leeds.ac.uk or g.tronci@leeds.ac.uk

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