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Postdoctoral Research Position in Composite Materials

Application Window

Open November 23rd, 2020 through Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Postdoctoral research position in Composite Materials

Employer: University of California, Irvine
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anticipated Start Date: Between 12/01/2020 – 5/30/2021
Anticipated Position Duration: 1 – 2 years

Job Description: Postdoctoral research position opening in the area of composite materials. We are a research group investigating ultrastructure-mechanical property relationships in biological materials with the ultimate goal of producing strong and tough composites. The research is at the intersection of materials science, chemistry, biology and mechanics. This position requires a Ph.D. in Materials Science or closely related field.

The projects specifically involve fabrication and mechanical testing of composite materials. In addition, ultrastructural analyses and mechanical testing of biological materials will be included. Extensive experience with composite fabrication and mechanical testing is required.

In addition, experience working with nano-microstructural analyses of biological composites and biominerals is desirable. This includes extensive expertise with SEM, FIB, TEM, Raman and FTIR. Additional merit will be considered for those with polymer / fiber synthesis experience and mechanical and thermal testing. Strong oral and writing skills are required. Selection will place emphasis on expertise, experience and previous publication record. A great opportunity to pursue highly interdisciplinary science and have an opportunity to interact with PIs and researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds.

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to upload a curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least three references, and cover letter expressing area(s) of interest to our online RECRUIT system at A diversity statement submission is strongly encouraged.

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.

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Job location

Irvine, CA