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Translational Postdoctoral Scholar – TMJ Tissue Engineering

Application Window

Open date: March 14th, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Apr 15, 2022 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The UCI Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a translational postdoctoral scholar for Prof. Kyriacos Athanasiou’s lab ( The main research objectives for this position is to continue existing large animal work in regenerating the TMJ disc using the minipig large animal model.

The individual is expected to conduct research in the area of TMJ disc tissue engineering. Expertise in the use of the minipig model, including surgical, handling, rehabilitation, and knowledge of the similarities and differences between the minipig model and humans is required. Expertise in tissue engineering, cell culture, histological, and biochemical techniques are also required. Furthermore, familiarity with the FDA regulatory framework, including requirements for IND/IDE submission, is highly desired. Duties will include designing experiments and conducting independent research in the minipig model, preparing study results for publication, and supervising/training graduate and undergraduate students in proper laboratory research techniques and record-keeping.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field. Prior work with biomechanical modeling is highly desired. It is expected that the candidate will be comfortable initiating projects independently. Excellent verbal and communications skills in the English language are required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter with a brief description of relevant experience, and names of at least three references to our online RECRUIT system at

Position will remain open until filled.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
  1. Ph.D. degree in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - Brief description of relevant experience.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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