Postdoctoral Research Position in Composite Materials

Commensurate with experience
Will remain open until filled

UC Irvine invites applicants for a postdoctoral research position in the area of 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. This position requires a doctorate in materials science or closely related field.

The projects specifically involve fabrication and mechanical testing of composite materials. In addition, ultrastructural analyses and mechanical testing of biological materials will be included. Extensive experience with composite fabrication and mechanical testing is required.

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 and thermal 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 who have diverse scientific backgrounds. The anticipated start date is 12/01/2020 – 5/30/2021. The anticipated position duration is one to two years.

Application Procedure: Applicants will be required to upload a curriculum vitae, name/addresses of at least three references and cover letter expressing area(s) of interest to our online RECRUIT system at A diversity statement submission is strongly encouraged.

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.