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Postodctoral Research Assistant in Bioengineering


Standard Grade 7: £38,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

Apr 19, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time PDRA to join Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing (OCTEB) at the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Department of Engineering Science (Headington).  The post is funded by Medical Research Council and is fixed-term of 24 months with the possibility of extension.


The objectives of UK Brain BioLink are to respond to the MRCs/UKRIs call to conduct a pilot project that establishes proof-of-principle for a national, science- and technology-led infrastructure that facilitates rapid access to high-quality, well characterised human biosamples and data for translational and basic neuroscience research in line with the priorities of the MRC's Neurosciences and Mental Health Board. The project will allow researchers to share tissue samples and pool resources. This will ensure valuable samples get maximum use for maximum scientific benefit. You will be responsible for developing innovative tissue preservation methods for high quality live nervous system tissues and the distribution of them nationally. 


You will hold a PhD/Dphil or be near completion* in Biomaterials or Biochemical Engineering together with relevant experience in 3D cell/tissue culture, bioreactor design or perfusion culture systems and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in tissue preservation methods. The ability to manage own academic research and associated activities and an excellent track record in publishing in high impact journals is also required.  You will be required to contribute ideas for new research projects and research income generation


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Prof C. Ye (email:


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Only online applications received before midday on 19th April 2024 can be considered. You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, including 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. 

Tissue preservation, biomaterials, bioreactors, human nervous tissue, neuroscience

Contact name

Professor Cathy (Hua) Ye

Contact email



Closing date