Postdoctoral Scholar with the Mo Li Group

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

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Irvine invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position. The postdoctoral scholar position is in the area of multifunctional infrastructure materials and structures, and advance manufacturing and sensing methods. The ideal candidate should have knowledge and background in one or a combination of the following fields:

  • Novel and functional infrastructure materials
  • Electrical impedance spectroscopy and tomography
  • 3D printing and additive manufacturing of concrete materials and structures
  • Cement or geopolymer chemistry, materials science and mechanics
  • Reinforced concrete large-scale structure testing

The postdoctoral scholar will work with Associate Professor Mo Li ( and her research group to conduct a number of federal- and state-funded interdisciplinary research projects to address challenges at the interfaces of novel infrastructure materials, advanced manufacturing and sensing methods for structures. Initial appointment will be for a 12- or 24-month period, renewable subject to performance and continuation of project funding. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and experience. Minimum qualifications include a doctorate in civil engineering, structural engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field from an accredited university. The candidate should demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills, intellectual ability to independently conduct creative research, multitasking capability and a strong commitment to teamwork. 

UCI 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.