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Posted June 14, 2015

Research Associate to Work on Theoretical Problems Involving Magnetic Nanoparticles

The BioFrontiers Center at UCCS is an interdisciplinary research initiative involving physics, biology, and other science engineering disciplines. This position will involve theoretical research on magnetic nanoparticles and their biological and biomedical applications.

The successful applicant will do theoretical calculations and develop and run computer simulations to answer important questions. Some of the existing projects in the center include:

-Simulating dynamics, chaining and clumping of magnetic nanoparticles in a liquid
-Calculating specific absorption rate in magnetic hyperthermia
-Modeling magnetic nanoparticles in a field gradient, being pushed through mucus

The successful applicant will also be encouraged to develop their own research projects, with the aid of faculty within BioFrontiers. The work will be theoretical in nature but collaborations with experimentalists in BioFrontiers and elsewhere will be encouraged and indeed is typical.

The successful applicant will:
- Have a background in soft condensed matter theory, magnetism theory and/or theoretical biophysics
-An excellent research record, and the ability to collaborate with current faculty and other research associates in the Center
- Be able to problem solve, research and analyze situations and propose creative solutions
- Have the ability to write in a compelling and clear manner and be willing to write articles and grant applications

For more details, contact Karen Livesay, Assistant Professor & Graduate Adviser, Department of Physics and Energy Science, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs  1-719-255-5116

Posted June 14, 2015

Graduate Student (Masters or Ph.D. Student) to Work on the Synthesis and Engineering of Magnetic Nanoparticles and Microspheres

The Hafeli Lab at the Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada has an open position for an engineering student interested in coming up with novel ways of making magnetic nanoparticles and magnetic microspheres. The particles will be analyzed with all the commonly used chemical and physical techniques (SEM, TEM, chemical characterization), tested for toxicity in cell culture and finally investigated for their in vivo behaviour. As needed, radiolabelling is also performed and imaging with different methods (SPECT, PET, CT, MRI, US) done. This position is for a student who likes to work hands-on in the lab. Experience in simulation and programing software and application (e.g., mathcad,  fluent, c, java, python) is a plus.

For general information about our lab, please check out

If interested, please send your CV, (inofficial) transcript, publications (if you have any) and statement of starting date to Dr. Urs Hafeli at

Posted May 12, 2015

PhD Scholarship at the Waterford Institute of Technology:

Scholarship title

Inclusion of interactions in the mathematical modelling of magnetic cell delivery

Reference number



Dr PJ Cregg and Dr Kieran Murphy

Research Group

Materials Characterisation & Processing Group

Department / School

Engineering Technology / Engineering


36 months

Status: Full-time / part-time


Funding information

Funding agency: WIT

Funding programme: WIT PhD Scholarship Programme

Value of the scholarship (per annum)

Stipend: €10,000

Research costs: €2,000

Postgraduate research fees are included in the scholarship.

Teaching requirement (if any)

Three hours per week during the academic year

Closing date and time

Thursday, 28 May 2015 at 5pm (GMT)

Commencement date

01 September 2015

Applications are invited for a PhD studentship in computational modelling of the behaviour of magnetic nanoparticles in biomedical applications.

These biomedical applications offer considerable opportunities as well as challenges to researchers in diagnoses and therapies. In particular the use of nanoparticles as therapeutic agents involves much new and unknown behaviour.  A qualitative and quantitative knowledge of these behaviours is needed to allow design and control of these opportunities. The typical path to achieving this is through in vitro (in glass) experiments and later in vivo (in tissue) experiments. Computer simulations play a key role in the design and understanding of these experiments.

In the proposed PhD research the successful candidate will extend existing computational models developed by the research team which incorporate the interactions of magnetic nanoparticles to cover novel biomedical applications. Previous applications have been in magnetic drug targeting, and future applications relate to stem cell transplantation.

The primary focus of the candidate’s work will be numerical modelling, but opportunities exist for experimental collaboration through the research team’s collaborative links.

For any informal queries, please contact Dr PJ Cregg at

For queries relating to the application and admission process please contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office via email or telephone 353 (0)51 302883.


Posted May 8, 2015

Research Associate in Nanoparticles Synthesis using Advanced Flow Technology

The aim of the project is to develop a manufacturing methodology for the synthesis of nanoparticles (NPs) for use in healthcare. The proposal assembles a multidisciplinary team at the Chemistry/Chemical Engineering interface with complementary skills to address the manufacturing challenges of making high quality NPs with tunable size, morphology and surface functionalization. This project is supported by the EPSRC and is in collaboration with the UCL departments of Chemical Engineering, IBME, and an industrial consortium.

The post is funded for 3 years in the first instance.

Check out the details here.

University College London, UCL Physics and Astronomy

Posted March 3, 2015

One Senior Scientist and two Postdoc Positions

The Vinca Institute, University of Belgrade, Serbia, announces three new positions. These positions are funded by the FP7- ERA Chairs Project, acronym MAGBIOVIN (Full Project Title: "Strengthening of the MagBioVin Research and Innovation Team for Development of Novel Approaches for Tumour Therapy based on Nanostructured Materials").

For the advertisement, check out the EURAXESS job site:





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