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August 15, 2019

PhD position ETH Zürich, Switzerland

The Tissue Engineering + Biofabrication laboratory in the Departement of Health Sciences & Technology at ETH Zurich is searching for a PhD student to work in the area of 3D Bioprinting. Bioprinting has been proposed as a key method for creating realistic cellular architectures for regenerative medicine and in vitro disease models. Our research group is pushing the boundaries of cells and materials to create more realistic tissues with advanced functionality.

The goal of this PhD project is to advance the state of macroporous materials  which can be used in a 3D printer to create large, multi-material complex tissues. In particular, bioinks composed of anisotropic microgels have pseudoplastic and shear recovery properties characteristic of bioinks with excellent 3D extrusion printing properties.   The new methodology will be applied to enhance vascularity of engineered tissues.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, transcripts of Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, and contact information of two referees.  Applications in a single pdf should be forwarded to Prof. Marcy Zenobi-Wong, (  Further information about our laboratory can be found on our website

August 13, 2019

Fellowship and postdoctoral programs
Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia

RMIT premier fellowship and postdoctoral program is now open . The Vice-Chancellor’s Fellowship program is internationally acclaimed for its applied, interdisciplinary research. Focused on recruiting Fellows whose experience and expertise align with one or more of RMIT’s eight Enabling Capability Platforms (ECPs), we are supporting Fellows to make significant contributions to RMIT’s research priorities by developing and engaging in high-quality, high impact research projects and address local, national, regional and global requirements.

Grouping Fellows around ECPs gives them and the university unparalleled opportunity to allocate unique mix of interdisciplinary experts and collaborative clustering that will help to solve complex local, national and global problems. The advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication ECP is particularly looking for interdisciplinary researchers in bio manufacturing and fabrication with an interest in linking fabrication, materials, bio and health sciences.

For more information please click here

Applications close Aug. 18

February 18, 2019

Professor in Regenerative Medicine
MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine
Maastricht University, the Netherlands

We seek a Full Professor to join the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine. MERLN was founded at Maastricht University in 2014 and has quickly become a leading institute in Europe. We are a team of 14 faculty members (principal investigators from the Assistant to Full Professor level) and >100 PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers with diverse expertise and research interests, including biomaterials, cell biology, tissue engineering, biofabrication, microfabrication and -fluidics, nanofabrication, computational modeling, and bioinformatics. We share newly renovated laboratory facilities with state-of-the-art equipment. Our staff members are leaders in the field of biomaterials, tissue engineering and regenerative medicine, for which we have a focus on engineering approaches, and we are particularly wellknown for our orientation towards translational research.

Desired research profile
We are seeking someone who can add knowledge on (stem) cell biology to the institute. The candidate does not necessarily have to be a biologist by training and will be expected to collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines, including (bio)engineers and materials scientists. It is important to be comfortable with other disciplines and to be open to collaboration in new fields. Importantly, the candidate should complement our current knowledge and research activities in order to benefit our aims. Research with a clinical orientation is considered a plus.

To apply
To apply, please submit the following by email to Vanessa LaPointe ( by 31 March 2019.

– A cover letter (max. 2 pages) highlighting your accomplishments as related to the aforementioned description of the candidate
– A CV (including a complete list of publications)
– A statement of research interests (current and future plans) (max. 5 pages)
– A statement of education interests (current and future plans) (max. 1 page)
– The names of 3–4 people who could be contacted (only upon your explicit approval) for a reference

For more information, click here!

December 21, 2018

Full-Time PostDoc Position
Additive Manufacturing Technologies group of the TU Wein
Vienna, Austria

Technische Universität Wien (TU Wien) founded in 1815 as an Imperial and Royal Polytechnic Institute (k. k. Polytechnisches Institut) is one of the oldest engineering schools in Europe. The university consists of eight faculties that cover the classical engineering disciplines and natural sciences. The teaching and fundamental as well as applied research receives high international and domestic recognition. Being one of the most innovative institutions in Austria, TU Wien is consistently ranked among the best with regard to the number of granted patents.

Application documents:

• A motivation letter listing significant achievements, relevant experience referring to the description of this position and indicating preferred start date (no longer than 2 pages)

• CV, including education / internship / employment / publication record

• Names of three people who could provide a reference, if already available the reference letters can be included with the application

Short-listed candidates will be contacted within three weeks after the application deadline in order to schedule video-interviews. Qualified candidates should apply by sending the above documents by the 10th of January 2019 per e-mail with the subject line “PostDoc Application AMT” to:

Important: Applications not providing the requested information will not be considered! The submitted files should not exceed 5 Mb in total.

For more information, click here! 

October 28, 2018

Academic transfer advert head

Biofabrication PhD student positions. The Department of Complex Tissue Regeneration (CTR) is looking for two PhD student positions on the topic of biofabrication.


Maastricht University (MU) is renowned for its unique and innovative problem based learning (PBL), characterized by small scale and student oriented approach. With 16,000 students and 4,000 staff, MU offers a wide choice of academic programs. MU can easily call itself the most international university in the Netherlands, with 45% of our students and more than 30% of our staff are from abroad.


Research in the MERLN Institute for Technology-Inspired Regenerative Medicine focuses on the development of new and challenging technologies for the repair of damaged organs and tissues. Within MERLN, the CTR department ( on advanced macro, micro and nanobiofabrication technologies developed and combined with fundamental knowledge of (developmental) biology to design and engineer complex tissues and organs. Potential applications of such constructs are in stem cell research, developmental biology, cancer research, pharmaceutical or toxicological screening, tissue regeneration, and bioartificial organs. At CTR, we are looking for:

2 PhD Students

  • PhD position in the field of bioprinting (PhD 1)   
  • PhD position in the field of microfluidic bioreactors (PhD 2)

Job description PhD 1

The PhD student will engage in the development and assessment of novel bioprinting strategy and assessment of bioprinted constructs as a 3D in vitro thyroid model. The candidates will have a proven outstanding record to be part of an exceptionally skilled team that is being assembled thanks to recent EU funding secured by the department.

Job description PhD 2

The PhD student will work on designing, modelling/simulation, building, and physical/technical characterization and testing of microfluidic platforms for the 3D culture of organoids and bioprinted 3D thyroid models. The PhD candidate will work in a highly multidisciplinary team and in a newly built clean room with top-notch equipment in the field of micro and nanofabrication, material sciences and characterization lab, (3D) cell culture, and live cell microscopy. The work will suit an ambitious candidate who likes a fast-paced, but friendly and collaborative international environment with new challenges and opportunities for growth.


Research at CTR is driven by technology development for the fabrication of biological constructs. The technological bases at the department for the fabrication of such constructs are:

  • Additive manufacturing technologies for building functional 3D scaffolds, such as 3D fiber deposition, bioprinting, and digital light processing;
  • Advanced electrospinning technologies for generating extracellular matrix-like fibrous meshes.
  • Fabrication of highly functional film-based biomedical microdevices by micro and nanoscale 3D forming and superimposed patterned surface and bulk modification of thin polymer films;
  • Engineering of artificial cellular microenvironments and of in vitro 3D tissue and organ analogues using the aforementioned 3D film micro- and nanotechnologies
  • Lithography for multiscale hierarchical 3D substrates, e.g. 3D nanoimprint, 3D deep UV or 3D X-ray lithography.
  • Bottom-up tissue engineering based on micro and nanoengineered objects as cell-assemblable instructive microscaffolds.
  • Scaffold-free, self-assembled 3D tissues/organ spheroids.

Candidates for the PhD position in the field of bioprinting(PhD 1) should have a M.Sc. degree in biomedical engineering or biology, with already proven experience in bioprinting technologies and characterization of biofabricated constructs. Excellent and proven knowledge of scientific English both in speaking, reading, and writing is required.

Candidates for the PhD position in the field of microfluidic bioreactors(PhD 2) should havea M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering, (bio)physics, biomedical engineering or similar, preferably with already some experience in microfluidics or bioreactor technology.

Terms of employment

We offer a top-level research and academic environment with excellent opportunities for personal development. The work is highly interdisciplinary and the atmosphere in the group as well at the institute is collegial and collaborative.

The full-time positions are offered for four years (1+3), with a yearly evaluation. The salary will be set in PhD salary scale of the Collective Labour Agreement of the Dutch Universities (€2215 gross per month in first year to €2744 in the last year). On top of this, there is an 8% holiday and an 8.3% year-end allowance. The terms of employment of Maastricht University are set out in the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities (CAO), supplemented with local MU provisions. For more information, look at the website, employees, A-Z.

 Information and application

Applications are open until 30thOctober 2018. For more detailed information you can contact Prof. Dr. Lorenzo Moroni: l.moroni@maastrichtuniversity.nland Dr. Stefan Giselbrecht: Applications should consist of a motivation letter and a CV.

June 7, 2018. 1 Postdoc Position and 2 PhD Positions open at the Additive Manufacturing Technologies group of the TU Wien (Vienna, Austria). Our group has a strong record of accomplishments including a number of peer-reviewed publications, two successful spin-off companies, research / industrial projects and two consecutive ERC Grants (PI Aleks Ovsianikov). The successful candidate will join a highly multidisciplinary research laboratory with excellent infrastructure in the heart of Vienna. For more details, click here. 

January 10, 2018. PhD positions will be available from January 2018 on in different topics of biofabrication at the 3 universities. Contacts are Prof. Jürgen Groll (spokesman, contact person for the University of Würzburg), Prof. Aldo R. Boccaccini (contact person for the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Prof. Thomas Scheibel (contact person for the University of Bayreuth).

October 2, 2017. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Melbourne is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to develop new resins for the 3D printing of medical devices.

Full description for the advertised position can be found here.

The deadline is November 12, 2017.

September 27, 2017. The Colorado State University invites applications for an assistant professor or associate professor of mechanical engineering: biomedical engineering

Full description for the advertised position can be found here.

The deadline is October 29, 2017.

September 18, 2017. The Biofabrication and Tissue Morphology group at QUT in Brisbane, Australia has three new post doc positions available.

  1. Advanced manufacturing for Medicine/3D printing:
  2. Computational Medicine/Visualisation/Augmented Reality:
  3. 3D Tissue Engineering and Histology: