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MSc scholarships are available for capable students interested in studying bioengineering at Otago.

The MSc position requires the applicant to be eligible for admission to the thesis-based Master’s Bioengineering Programme,

and for a Master’s Research Scholarship,

Funding for the scholarship is NZ$17,172 stipend per annum. We are seeking an MSc Bioengineering candidate with a BSc degree with distinction in a health science, materials science, or engineering-related discipline to investigate the development of 3D bioprinted, vascularized, nipple-areolar complexes using custom-made bioreactors for mastectomy patients.

Project brief: There is currently no clinically viable solution for nipple areolar complex (NAC) reconstruction.  This project's goal is to develop a personalized, resorbable, vascularized NAC using additive manufacturing and custom bioreactor technologies to result in better long term mastectomy breast reconstruction outcomes. This project includes travel and training in collaboration with the University of Maryland, USA, Professor John Fisher, Department Chair, Fischell Department of Bioengineering,

If interested, please contact Research Associate Professor Jaydee Cabral providing an explanation of your interest in the project, a CV, academic certificates, and details of 2-3 academic referees, email: Starting date is 1 April 2023.

For inquiries about MSc Bioengineering admission, please contact, Associate Professor Azam Ali, Director, Bioengineering Academic Program, University of Otago; email:;  Phone: +64 211397912