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Postdoctoral Scholar, Balu Lab

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $60,000-$77,327. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table []

Application Window

Open date: July 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Oct 31, 2023 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, Jun 30, 2024 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

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). For more information about our work, see: [].

Candidate should possess the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team setting.

These positions require a Ph.D. in Physics, Optics, Chemistry, or a related Engineering field, or an M.D., or the foreign equivalent.

Preference will be given to candidates that have experience with nonlinear optical microscopy and/or other imaging techniques.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mihaela Balu (, the Principal Investigator of the NLOM Lab.

Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at

Applicants should complete an online application profile and electronically upload the following application materials to be considered for the position:
• Curriculum vitae
• Contact information only for References (3 Required).
• SVSH Declaration


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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About UC Irvine

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 anti-discrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA