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Postdoctoral Scholar - Daley Lab

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 25th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Jan 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


Dr. Monica Daley, PI of the Neuromechanics lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist. The postdoc will lead research projects in collaboration with Dr. Daley, investigating neuromuscular mechanisms and sensorimotor control of legged locomotion, and will contribute to mentoring of undergraduate and graduate student research projects.

In the UCI Neuromechanics lab, we work at the interface of biomechanics and neuroscience to study how the body and mind work together to coordinate movement. We focus on understanding the mechanisms of stable bipedal locomotion in animals, including humans. We use a range of experimental, analytical and computational approaches to answer questions about how mechanics and sensorimotor control are integrated for stable movement. Further information about the lab can be found at

Qualifications: Suitable applicants will have 1) Expertise in experimental neuromuscular physiology, musculoskeletal biomechanics, sensorimotor control and/or modeling and simulation of legged locomotion. 2) A PhD in a relevant field completed by the start date. 3) Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment, 4) Good organizational skills, attention to detail and time management to ensure smooth running of research activities. Good technical knowledge of biomechanics, statistics and experience coding in Matlab or Python are highly desirable skills.

Initial appointment is for one year at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and funding availability. The salary is based on UCI’s salary scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit: 1) Cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests and career goals, 2) A current curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information (including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for 3 References who can provide letters upon request to the following on-line recruitment URL:

For questions about the position or to discuss specific projects of interest, please contact Dr. Monica Daley at

The lab is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

Job location

Irvine, CA


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