Postdoctoral Researcher in 3D Bioprinting and Tissue Engineering

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PhD in biomaterials, tissue engineering, 3D printing
or a related subject

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AMBER research centre


Prof. Daniel Kelly (


Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Project Title:

The development of novel additive biomanufacturing strategies to engineer

regenerative implants for osteochondral defect repair

Project Description:

The successful applicant will join a multidisciplinary team that is exploring the use

of emerging 3D bioprinting strategies for Tissue Engineering and the development of next generation

scaffolds and medical devices. The overall goal of the project is to develop a new class of 3D bioprinted

biological implant that will regenerate, rather than replace, diseased joints. This will be realised by

integrating developments in the 3D printing of metals, biodegradable polymers and cell-laden bioinks

to develop hybrid biological devices, using dedicated bioprinting and additive manufacturing

laboratories based in Trinity College Dublin. The successful applicant will specifically focus on the pre-

clinical assessment of engineered osteochondral tissues and scaffolds in established in vitro and in

vivo models. The overall project is a collaboration between the Advanced Materials and

Bioengineering Research (AMBER) centre, DePuy Ireland Unlimited Company and Johnson & Johnson

Services, Inc.

For more information please contact Prof. Daniel Kelly (

Applicant criteria:

The ideal applicant will have a PhD in biomaterials, tissue engineering, 3D printing

or a related subject. Previous experience in 3D (bio)printing, hydrogels, tissue engineering, cell

culture, biochemical analysis, mechanical testing, histology techniques would be highly advantageous.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.

Start Date:

From April 2022 onwards; position will remain open until it is filled.

How to apply:

CVs with the names and contact details of three referees should be submitted via email

to Prof. Daniel Kelly (

The Kelly Lab:

Dr Daniel Kelly is the Professor of Tissue Engineering at Trinity College Dublin. He is also

the co-lead of the ‘Materials for Health’ platform in AMBER, the Science Foundation Ireland funded

materials science centre based in Trinity College Dublin. He is a past recipient of a Science Foundation

Ireland President of Ireland Young Researcher Award, a Fulbright Visiting Scholar grant (at the

Department of Biomedical Engineering in Columbia University, New York) and three European

Research Council awards (Starter grant 2010; Consolidator grant 2015; Proof of Concept 2017). His lab

focuses on developing novel tissue engineering and 3D bioprinting strategies to regenerate damaged

and diseased musculoskeletal tissues. The successful applicant will join a dynamic, multidisciplinary

lab consisting of 20 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students based in the Trinity Centre for

Biomedical Engineering. More information can be found here:

About the Advanced Materials and Bioengineering Research Centre (AMBER):

AMBER is a Science

Foundation Ireland funded centre that provides a partnership between leading researchers in

materials science and industry. More information can be found at

The AMBER research centre, as a community of researchers, welcomes its responsibility to provide

equal opportunities for all. We are actively seeking diversity in our research teams and particularly

encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

About the Trinity Centre for Biomedical Engineering (TCBE):

TCBE is a key research centre in Trinity

College combining fundamental research with translation to clinical practice. TCBE provides a

structure to bring bioengineers, basic scientists and clinicians together to focus on important clinical

needs and has four key research themes: Medical Devices & Advanced Drug Delivery, Neural

Engineering, Biomechanics & Mechanobiology, Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine. The

project work will be carried out in our state-of-the-art facilities located in the Trinity Biomedical

Sciences Institute