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Research Assistant position available in the Developmental Biology Research group, Trinity College Dublin:

Project: Tendon Development and reconstruction; a interdisciplinary collaborative project between molecular and cellular developmental biology and tissue engineering.

The formation of mechanically robust tendons in the embryo: toward tendon engineering inspired by developmental biology

The project has two main objectives: 1) to identify mechanisms that drive late tendon development in the embryo and 2) to apply this knowledge to the generation of mechanically robust tendons in vitro, toward tendon tissue reconstruction following injury or disease. The approach will involve the use of gene editing techniques to test functional hypotheses in vivo and nanoparticle gene delivery to cultured tendon constructs. The project is part of an international interdisciplinary collaboration between scientists specialising in developmental biologists, biomechanics, mechanobiology, nanomedicine, and materials science providing a unique opportunity to train at the forefront of Developmental Biology and Tissue Engineering.

The position is available to start from August 2022. Interested candidates can see more information here.

and should contact Prof Paula Murphy ( for formal application or informal enquiries. 

The research assistant will join the Developmental Biology research group, a dynamic group of postgraduate scholars in the School of Natural Sciences, Trinity College Dublin, and the multidisciplinary, international project team.