FEIT Research Project Database

Lab-on-a-chip, organ-on-a-chip and disease-on-a-chip technologies

Project Leader: David Collins
Staff: Vini Gautam
Primary Contact: David Collins (david.collins@unimelb.edu.au)
Keywords: biomedical engineering; biotechnology; micro-fluidics; neural engineering; ultrasonics
Disciplines: Biomedical Engineering,Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering,Mechanical Engineering

Domestic candidates may be eligible for a $7,000 p.a. research scholarship top-up, taking the total scholarship amount to approximately $40,000 (tax-free).

This job offer is for a PhD position in the Collins BioMicrosystems Laboratory (CBML) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering. This is a targeted call for students interested in fabricating a disease-on-a-chip microfluidic model to investigate novel therapeutic agents for the treatment of brain disorders. Students will make use of state-of-the-art facilities and equipment while engaging in world-leading research in a project that is well-supported by research income. This highly interdisciplinary project will allow students the opportunity to build and test novel systems, engineer tissue cultures and use advanced computational design techniques while building relevant skills for both research and industry based careers.

Because this project lies at the intersection of a number of different research fields (including biology, optics, acoustics and microengineering), highly motivated students with an interest or experience in tissue engineering, microfabrication, microscale physics and/or cell culture and a strong desire to learn new skills and forge an independent career are strongly encouraged to apply.

PhD students are encouraged to submit their CV and transcripts to Dr Collins (david.collins@unimelb.edu.au) as soon as possible. Positions (2) for this research topic will be filled on an ongoing basis through the first half of 2021. Students will be based in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Melbourne, though will engage with project collaborators at Melbourne-based institutes and interstate universities.

Further information: www.davidjohncollins.com

lab-on-a-chip devices for microscale tissue engineering