Research Fellow in Nerve Tissue Engineering- University College London

Vacancy Reference Number
Closing Date
16 Nov 2019
£35,965 per annum
3 years

Duties and Responsibilities

The Department of Mechanical Engineering is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Nerve Tissue Engineering.

This appointment forms part of the EPSRC-funded project NerveDesign (Mathematical Modelling Led Design of Tissue-Engineered Constructs: A New Paradigm for Peripheral Nerve Repair). The award aims to develop in silico, in vitro and in vivo tools for better understanding peripheral nerve repair, and for engineering nerve repair solutions. The project team will be members of the UCL Centre for Nerve Engineering, founded in 2017 by Dr Phillips and Prof. Shipley to promote and develop interdisciplinary approaches to nerve repair.

The post holder will be required to carry out research with Professor Rebecca Shipley and Doctor James Philips. The successful candidate will conduct experimental work on the design, construction and testing of tissue engineered repair constructs for peripheral nerve injury repair. They will liaise and collaborate with an interdisciplinary team of biologists, tissue engineers, mathematical modellers and clinicians. They will also be required to maintain an awareness of research literature that is pertinent to the project and to contribute to the drafting and submission of papers to appropriate peer-reviewed journals.

Key Requirements

The successful candidate should have a background in a relevant scientific or engineering subject area, ideally with experience in cell biology, neuroscience, regenerative medicine or tissue engineering.

They must also have sufficient experience in a relevant area to demonstrate that they have the potential for independent and collaborative research.

Candidates must have a strong track record of publishing their work in research journals, collaborating with researchers from other disciplines, excellent interpersonal, writing and organisation skills.

For more information and to apply, please click here. 

Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact and Dr James Phillips ( and Prof. Rebecca Shipley (