MN-12 Researcher - Simulating Polymer Materials for Medical devices
Contract: Full Time/Fixed Term
A 16-month postdoctoral researcher position is available under the supervision of Dr. Michael Nolan in the Tyndall National Institute, University College Cork. This position involves simulating polymer materials for medical devices.
The Tyndall National Institute is a world leader in the application of materials modelling to industry problems. Working closely with a global industry player in medical devices and academic partners in molecular layer deposition, we provide rational design of materials and their growth across a range of technologies.
This project leverages are strengths in materials modelling and active collaborations in Europe to deliver breakthroughs in polymer film design and deposition.
The successful postdoctoral researcher will play the key technical role in the newly funded Enterprise Ireland Innovation Partnership Project, ThinCoat. The work involves running first principles simulations and molecular dynamics simulations of a range of polymer materials to explore their tribological properties to predict new polymers for low-friction coatings in catheter devices.
In addition to this the researcher will work on modelling deposition of these films through molecular layer deposition in collaboration with Prof. Mato Knez at CICNanoGune in Spain. Extensive travel to the industry partner, involving experience in the work environment and characterisation, as well as to Spain to forge and develop the linkages between the project partners will be required.
The researcher will be expected to write scientific papers, present at international conferences and workshop and represent Tyndall at project meetings and drive the project work forwards.
This is a fulltime Post-doctoral Researcher opportunity in University College Cork, with the successful candidate on approved IUA salary Scales for postdoctoral Researchers, initially for 16 months with the possibility of extension beyond that.
Informal enquiries can be made in confidence to Michael Nolan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Appointment may be made on the Post-doctoral Researcher Scale €37,873 - €45,041 depending on qualification and experience.
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