Skip to main content



Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Electroactive Biomaterials for Cardiac Tissue Engineering


Standard Grade 7: £36,024 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date

May 07, 2024 12:00PM


We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant who will work with Professor Malavika Nair and the SMARTBio Team to develop prototype regenerative and therapeutic technologies for cardiac tissue engineering using extracellular matrix derived constructs, at the Department of Engineering Science, Institute of Biomedical Engineering, Botnar Research Centre, Headington.  The post is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and is fixed-term until April 2027.


You will be joining the team as part of the BIONIC Hearts EPSRC New Investigator Award granted to Prof. Nair, which aims to expand existing expertise on the development of electroactive biopolymers for regenerative and therapeutic applications. You will be tasked with designing, fabricating, and validating devices to aid the stimulation and maturation of cardiomyocytes in collaboration with Prof. Christopher Toepfer at the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine.


You should hold a relevant PhD/DPhil (or be near completion) in fields such as biomedical, electrical or materials engineering, together with relevant experience.  You should also have sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to work within established research programmes (i.e. experience with fabricating electronics and cell culture), as well as excellent communication skills.


Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor Malavika Nair (email:


For more information about working at the Department, see


Only online applications received before midday on 7 May 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 three 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.

Contact name

Professor Malavika Nair

Contact email