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Specialist position - Venugopalan/Botvinick Labs

Application Window

Open date: March 22nd, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Apr 6, 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: Sunday, Jul 31, 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 laboratories of Profs. Vasan Venugopalan and Elliot Botvinick at the University of California, Irvine anticipate openings in the Specialist Series to work with their groups. The selected candidates will also have access to resources at the Beckman Laser Institute, which is active in the development of a broad variety of optical technologies for biomedical application. The positions provide a unique opportunity to gain experience in a multidisciplinary biomedical optics research environment. Salary will be based on the candidates’ specific skill set, track record of accomplishment, and previous experience.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or the foreign equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Optics, or related discipline with demonstrated expertise in Biophotonics. They should also have experience in optical design and instrument construction as it relates to customized laser-scanning microscopy, interferometry, and/or microbeam systems and their usage in cellular and tissue samples.

Responsibilities
• Development of a novel microscope platform integrating pulsed laser microbeams, optical interferometry, confocal and non-linear microscopy, and fluorescence lifetime imaging
• Perform experiments to validate the performance of the integrated system on cellular and artificial hydrogel-based tissues to measure cellular mechanosignaling, hydrogel stiffness, and imaging of cellular morphology and metabolism.
• Synthesis and maintenance of cell cultures and 3-D cellular hydrogels
• Utilize the integrated system to examine cellular mechanobiology in model tissue systems.

All appointments are for one year with the potential for extension dependent upon performance and funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.

Contacts:
Prof. Vasan Venugopalan
Department of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering
UC Irvine
Email: vvenugop@uci.edu

Prof. Elliot Botvinick
Department of Biomedical Engineering
UC Irvine
Email: ebotvini@uci.edu

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates should have a Ph.D. or the foreign equivalent in Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Optics, or related discipline with demonstrated expertise in Biophotonics. Experience in optical design and instrument construction as it relates to customized laser-scanning microscopy, interferometry, and/or microbeam systems and their usage in cellular and tissue samples.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07429

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