Prof Conor Buckley
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T +353 (0) 1-8962061
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Prof. Buckley graduated with degrees in Mechanical Engineering (2001) and a PhD focusing on the development of 3D porous scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (2007) from the University of Dublin, Trinity College. He subsequently worked as a senior postdoctoral fellow in the fields of cartilage regenerative medicine and mechanobiology- developing new strategies and techniques for stem cell based repair. In 2009, Prof. Buckley was awarded an SFI fellowship to work in the mesenchymal stem cell group at the Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine, UK focusing on isolation, enrichment and characterisation of mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) from different tissue sources. In 2011, he was appointed as Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering (Biomaterials and Tissue Engineering) at Trinity College Dublin. His current research focuses on developing novel biomaterials and cell based strategies for tissue regeneration using minimally invasive approaches. In 2016, Prof. Buckley launched Med3DP (www.med3dp.com), an initiative to develop medical devices for humanitarian healthcare using 3D printing technology. Most recently he received a Career Development Award (Intraoperative Single Stage Procedure for Intervertebral Disc Regeneration (INSPIRE)) from Science Foundation Ireland.

Prof. Buckley’s work in AMBER focuses on biological tissue decellularization strategies and development of novel biomaterials and processes for cellular microencapsulation and bioprinting applications.

Staff

  • Keith Alden
  • Dr Lorraine Byrne
  • Deirdre Caden
  • Brian Callagy
  • Mary Colclough
  • James Doyle
  • Dr Colm Faulkner
  • Dr Rachel Kavanagh
  • Emma Leahy
  • Colm McAtamney
  • Cathal McAuley
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Keith Alden
Business Development Manager
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Dr Lorraine Byrne
Executive Director
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Deirdre Caden
AMBER Funding Manager
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Brian Callagy
IP Contracts & Commercialisation Manager
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Mary Colclough
Comms, Outreach & Public Affairs Manager
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James Doyle
Project Manager
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Dr Colm Faulkner
Business Development Executive
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Dr Rachel Kavanagh
Education and Public Engagement Officer
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Emma Leahy
EU Grants Manager
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Colm McAtamney
AMBER General Manager
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Cathal McAuley
AML Operations Manager
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Vacancies

  • SFI Industry Fellowship
  • PhD, PostDocs in Biomaterial Scaffold Development
  • Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications
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SFI Industry Fellowship

The SFI Industry Fellowship Programme aims to enhance industry-academia collaborations, and to stimulate excellence through the funding of collaborative industry-academia research projects. This is realised via secondment of academic researchers in industry, or of industry researchers in academia.

If funded, the AMBER centre places researchers, on-site with collaborating companies for 1 year full time or 2 years part time. Alternately it hosts industry researchers on-site. Some applicants transition to full time roles in industry partners, subsequent to completion of the project. Other fellows have leveraged the secondment for: [1] preparation of large scale successfully funded H2020 funding applications; [2] publication of high impact academic publications; [3] pathfinding/seeding new collaborative research projects; [4] the development of new intellectual property.

To date AMBER has placed candidates across Ireland, Europe and the US addressing challenges in materials research for applications ranging across Bioengineering, Energy, ICT, and Medical Devices.

The next call deadline is Nov 26th - http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-calls/sfi-industry-fellowship-programme/. Typically there are 2 calls per annum. Companies or researchers interested in prospective applications can contact colm.faulker@tcd.ie for further information/informal discussions.


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PhD, PostDocs in Biomaterial Scaffold Development

2 Postdoc and 2 PhD positions are available with Dr Cathal Kearney in RCSI arising from his ERC Horizon 2020 Starter Grant funded in the area of biomaterial scaffold development for diabetic foot ulcers. There are several parallel arms to the project that will look at aspects of scaffold design, on-demand drug delivery, nucleic acid delivery and induced pluripotent stem cells.

Postdoc – iPSCs and Scaffold - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013127

Postdoc – biomaterials - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013126

PhD – iPSCs and Scaffold - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013125

PhD – On Demand Delivery - https://my.corehr.com/pls/coreportal_rcsip/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=013145


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Open Call for EDGE Scholarship Applications

EDGE is led by Trinity College Dublin on behalf of 10 Irish academic institutions of excellence. In our 2nd call we expect to award up to 45 Fellowships, each 24-months duration, who will relocate to Ireland to join expert supervisors in the ICT (networks, date and materials) field. Career progression is a primary aim of MSCA schemes, and we will provide comprehensive training and development to our Fellows to support their growth as independent research professionals. Researchers currently residing outside of Ireland, with a PhD or equivalent status, can apply by submitting a research proposal before the Call deadline on 1st November 2017.

Before beginning the application process, applicants should:
1. review the eligibility criteria and other information on our website - http://www.edge-research.eu
2. contact a prospective supervisor from those listed on the programme website to gain their support

Research Themes
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- Future Networks & Communications
- Advanced Materials & Bioengineering
- Digital Content & Media Technologies

Full topic list: http://edge-research.eu/fellowships/research-themes/

Contact: Richard Twohig, EDGE Programme Manager: edge@tcd.ie

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No. 713567.


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