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Postdoctoral Scholar- Engineering Optically Responsive Biomaterials

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 15th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 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: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 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.


The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Irvine invites highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Ardoña Research Group ( The project will involve the development (synthesis of building blocks and materials characterization) of optically responsive biomaterials for studying cardiac tissues. In particular, these materials will be designed as probes with optical readouts that respond to mechanical or chemical stimuli. The position is suited for candidates interested in working with an interdisciplinary team.

Experience with materials-oriented organic synthesis or protein/peptide conjugation techniques is preferable. Background in tissue engineering or working with primary cell lines is beneficial but not required. Candidates should have a doctorate in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering, or other relevant fields.

Initial appointment will be for 12 months and be renewable for up to two years, subject to performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research goals and interests, curriculum vitae, research statement, and contact information for at least three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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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