Postdoctoral Scholar Position - MRSEC

Commensurate with qualifications and years of experience
Will remain open until filled

The laboratories of Zhibin Guan ( and Allon Hochbaum ( are seeking highly qualified applicants for two postdoctoral scholar positions in bioinspired small molecule and peptide self-assembly as part of the new NSF-funded UCI Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC, Applicants selected for these positions will be expected to interface across a multi-PI effort for the design, synthesis and characterization of redox-fueled self-assembly of dynamic supramolecular systems as part of the bioinspired active materials interdisciplinary research group. These interactions will span collaborations in advanced in situ transmission electron microscopy, machine learning guided materials design and electronic, electrochemical and spectroscopic characterization of dynamic materials properties.

Consideration of applicants will begin immediately, and the positions will remain open until filled.

Applicant Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a doctorate in chemistry or fields related to organic and/or biological materials chemistry. Deep knowledge and experience in supramolecular chemistry, materials chemistry, chemical synthesis of small molecules and/or peptides and their corresponding characterization techniques are requirements.

Required Application Materials:

  • Cover letter describing research experience and career goals
  • A current curriculum vitae
  • Names and email addresses of three professional references (please do not solicit letters).

Please apply online at:

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.