We are looking for a PhD candidate to investigate the use of novel recombinant proteins for tissue engineering. The candidate will design, synthesize and purify recombinant proteins, inspired from extracellular matrix and growth factors, to stimulate adhesion and differentiation of human stem cells into relevant lineages for tissue regeneration. The novel designed proteins will be chemically attached onto different biomaterials (metallic and polymeric), and 3D-printed in cell-laden hydrogels for different target clinical applications (bone regeneration, wound healing, cardiovascular, etc.).