PhD fellowship in risk assessment and management of nanobiomaterials used in medical devices and advanced therapy medicinal products

University Ca' Foscari of Venice (Italy) is looking for a PhD candidate who will be working on risk assessment and management of nanobiomaterials used in medical devices and advanced therapy medicinal products. The PhD fellowship is supported by BIORIMA project (www.biorima.eu), funded by H2020 EU Programme, and is expected to start in September 2018 for three years.

The PhD project will be focused on the development of an integrated framework for human health risk assessment and risk management, encompassing the whole life cycle of nanobiomaterials and considering different targets (workers involved in production processes, patients, healthcare professionals). Application of the developed framework to different nanobiomaterials - such as metal/metal oxides, ceramics, organics and hybrids - produced by industrial and/or research project partners is envisaged. The PhD project will require collaboration with partners from different EU Countries and will be developed in a multidisciplinary, international academic environment.

The candidate shall have a Master Degree in Environmental Sciences, Environmental Chemistry, Environmental Engineering or in a closely related discipline. Previous experience (e.g., Master thesis or scientific publications) in human health risk assessment of chemicals and/or nanomaterials will be positively evaluated. Experience in lab activities (e.g. analytical chemistry, characterization of materials) is not required but is an advantage. A successful candidate should be practiced in spoken and written English, should have good organisational and communication skills, and should be interested in interdisciplinary work.

Information about the open call for the Doctoral Programme can be found here: http://www.unive.it/pag/25684/
Applicants must submit a concise research project proposal, for further information about the topic of this fellowship please contact:

Elisa Giubilato
E-mail: giubilato@unive.it
Phone: +39-0412348671