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Postdoctoral Scholar, Balu Lab

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Open July 15, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Mihaela Balu, Ph.D., has an opening for a post-doctoral position to work on an exciting project on the development of instrumentation based on multiphoton microscopy for pre-clinical and clinical applications in the Nonlinear Optical Microscopy (NLOM) Lab at the Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic, University of California, Irvine (UCI). The initial position may be for up to two years, with the possibility of renewal. Requirements: Ph.D. (in Physics, Optics, Chemistry, or related Engineering field), or an M.D., or the foreign equivalent.

Desired: Experience with nonlinear optical microscopy and/or other imaging techniques. For more information about our work, see:
The Beckman Laser Institute & Medical Clinic at UCI ( is internationally-recognized for its research, innovation, and unique translational technology rapidly moving new technologies from bench-to-bedside. It is one of five national Beckman Institutes supported by the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation with others at: California Institute of Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stanford University, and City of Hope National Medical Center. Beckman Institutes are pioneering research at the interface between disciplines.
For more information, please contact Dr. Mihaela Balu (, the Principal Investigator of the NLOM Lab.

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Applicants should complete an online application profile and electronically upload the following application materials to be considered for the position:

  • Curriculum vitae


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates for this position should hold a Ph.D., (Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Chemistry, or related Engineering field), or an M.D., or the foreign equivalent.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

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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.

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Job location

Irvine, CA