Postdoctoral Scholar - Engineering Optically Responsive Biomaterials

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

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Irvine invites highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral scholar position in the Ardoña Research Group ( The project will involve the development (synthesis of building blocks and materials characterization) of optically responsive biomaterials for studying cardiac tissues. In particular, these materials will be designed as probes with optical readouts that respond to mechanical or chemical stimuli. The position is suited for candidates interested in working with an interdisciplinary team.

Experience with materials-oriented organic synthesis or protein/peptide conjugation techniques is preferable. Background in tissue engineering or working with primary cell lines is beneficial but not required. Candidates should have a doctorate in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, biomedical engineering or other relevant fields.

Initial appointment will be for 12 months and be renewable for up to two years, subject to performance and availability of funding.

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing their research goals and interests, curriculum vitae, research statement and contact information for at least 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.