Biological characterization of structural materials manufactured by SLM for biomedical applications


Ref. num. 2024-JLL-R2-138

Biological characterization of structural materials manufactured by SLM for biomedical applications

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IMDEA Materials Institute is a public research organization founded in 2007 by Madrid’s regional government to carry out research of excellence in Material Science and Engineering by attracting talent from all over the world to work in an international and multidisciplinary environment. IMDEA Materials has grown rapidly since its foundation and currently includes more than 120 researchers from 22 nationalities and has become one of the leading research centers in materials in Europe which has received the María de Maeztu seal of excellence from the Spanish government. The research activities have been focused on the areas of materials for transport, energy, and health care and the Institute has state-of-the-art facilities for processing, characterization and simulation of advanced materials.

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The Bio/Chemo/Mechanics of Materials research group is looking for a post-doctoral research associate to carry out detailed biological characterization (citocompatibility, cell differentiation and proliferation, etc.) on scaffold of metallic alloys manufactured by selective laser melting for different biomedical applications.


Candidates should hold a PhD in Materials Science or Biomedical engineering (or related discipline) and an excellent research record for his/her age and experience. Fluent English (written and oral) is required. Experience in biological characterization of metallic materials for biomedical applications will be valued.


Selected candidates will be offered a six-months full-time contract with social security coverage as a post-doctoral research associate. The contract will be supported by the MAD2D-CM project

Applications are processed upon reception. The position might be closed once ten working days have passed since publication, so we encourage early application.

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