Mitacs Accelerate Internship Opportunities

Edmonton, AB, Canada

PDF: Polymer Synthesis and Engineering for Biomedical Applications (AB-053)

Desired discipline(s): Engineering – biomedical, Engineering, Engineering – chemical / biological, Pharmacy / Pharmacology, Life Sciences, Chemistry, Natural Sciences
Company: Anonymous
Project Length: 6 months to 1 year
Preferred start date: 01/02/2020
Language requirement: English
Location(s): Edmonton, AB, Canada
No. of positions: 1

About the company: 

Start-up company specializing in the development of polymeric materials for biomedical and health industry applications.

The project: 

The project will involve high-throughput synthesis of polymeric materials for biomedical use. The polymers will be characterized for various physical features. Optimization of physicochemical features of new polymers will be undertaken for drug delivery purposes. Features will be optimized for cell interactions and biocompatibility.

Required expertise/skills: 

  • Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering and relatred fields.
  • Hands-on expertise with polymer synthesis and characterization.
  • Familiarity with cell culture techniques and biocompatibility accessment.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to generate regular project reports.