Postdoctoral Scholar - Analysis of Biological and Biomimetic Materials
Open August 1, 2022 through Monday, Jul 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Postdoctoral research position in Analyses of Biological and Biomimetic Materials
Employer: University of California, Irvine
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Anticipated Position Duration: 1 – 2 years
Job Description: Postdoctoral research positions opening in the area of biomimetics and biological 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.
The projects specifically involve the ultrastructural (i.e., microscopic and spectroscopic) analyses, as well as mechanical testing of biological materials. Extensive experience with transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is required.
This position requires a Ph.D. in Materials Science or closely related field. 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 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.
To apply, please visit: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/JPF07801
Complete applications must include the following:
Cover Letter delineating specifically how your skills can be applied to the work in this lab
Detailed CV, including a list of publications
At least three (3) letters of recommendation
Professor David Kisailus, Ph.D.
Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of California at Irvine
Candidate must have a conferred PhD at the time of hire
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Statement of Research (Optional)
Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Misc / Additional (Optional)
- 3-5 letters of reference required
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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