Postdoctoral Scholar with Professor Mo Li

$50,760 – 55,000

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position beginning on July 8, 2019.

The postdoctoral scholar position is in the area of 3D printing and additive manufacturing of concrete materials and structures. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and background in one or a combination of the following fields:

  • Cement-based or geopolymer-based infrastructure materials, their materials science, chemistry, rheology, mechanics, microstructure and properties
  • Concrete additive manufacturing
  • Novel and functional infrastructure materials
  • Infrastructure materials characterization
  • Reinforced concrete large-scale structure testing

The postdoctoral scholar will work with Professor Mo Li ( and her research group to conduct federal- and state-funded interdisciplinary research projects to address challenges in the new field of concrete additive manufacturing for highly loaded structures. Initial appointment will be for a 12-month or 24-month period, renewable subject to performance and continuation of project funding. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum qualifications include a Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering or a related field from an accredited university.

The University of California, Irvine is located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and only five miles from Southern California’s sunny shores. A cornerstone of Irvine, one of the safest cities in the U.S. and home to Southern California’s burgeoning tech coast, UCI is the perfect place to study, work, live and play. Irvine combines the best of a college town community with the vibrant opportunities of a bustling city. Our close proximity to shopping, amusement parks, premier arts and cultural centers, and industry leaders make UCI a destination unlike any other.

Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publications and contact information for three references. Apply by submitting your application to our online RECRUIT system at:

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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.