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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Ultrasound-based Therapies for Bone Fracture Repair


Grade 7: £35,308 - £43,155 per annum

Closing date

Jun 09, 2023 12:00PM


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher to join an interdisciplinary research team in developing new treatments for bone fracture healing the Institute of Biomedical Engineering (Botnar Research Centre, Headington). The post is funded by the Medical Sciences Research Council (MRC) and is fixed-term for up to 3 years.


The project is a collaboration between The Universities of Oxford and Southampton together with clinical and industrial partners. The overall aim of the project is to develop a simple outpatient procedure for fracture healing comprising a systemic injection of drug-loaded particles followed by application of non-invasive focused ultrasound. The specific role of the person appointed will be to determine the ultrasound and formulation parameters necessary for inducing local tissue penetrance and signaling activity of therapeutic agents in models of bone fracture.


You should possess a PhD in a relevant area of science/engineering. You should have experience in the fabrication and characterisation of ultrasound responsive drug-loaded particles and the development of tissue models using 3D bioprinting. You should have the ability to work in a multidisciplinary team of researchers with both physical and life sciences backgrounds engineers, biologists and clinicians and have strong evidence of research achievement to date. Experience with ultrasound imaging and/or therapy and cell culture is desirable.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Eleanor Stride and Dr. Dario Carugo (;


Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below: 


Only applications received before midday on 9 June 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter, a brief statement of research interests (describing how past experience and future plans fit with the advertised position), CV and the details of two referees as part of your online application.


The Department holds an Athena Swan Bronze award, highlighting its commitment to promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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Professor Eleanor Stride

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