Postdoctoral Scholar - Analysis of Biological and Biomimetic Materials
Postdoctoral research position in analysis of biological and biomimetic materials
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
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.