Postdoctoral Scholar – Musculoskeletal Bioengineering

Commensurate with experience
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in The Henry Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for a postdoctoral scholar to join Professor Kyriacos Athanasiou’s lab ( The main research objectives of this laboratory are to engineer device- and biologically based solutions to medical problems. Work will begin in the facet joint tissue engineering but may broaden into other medical specialties as well.

The individual is expected to conduct research in the area of articular cartilage tissue engineering with applications in the musculoskeletal systems and a particular emphasis on the facet joint. Expertise in tissue engineering and histological, biochemical, and mechanical techniques is desirable. Particular skills are needed in cell culture and biofabrication. Additional work may include conducting in vivo studies and participating in the translation of cartilage tissue-engineered products. Duties will include designing experiments and conducting independent research, preparing study results for publication, and supervising/training graduate and undergraduate students in proper laboratory research techniques and record-keeping.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field. Background with hands-on experience in computer-aided manufacturing is preferred but not required. Prior work with animal studies is desirable. It is expected that the candidate will be comfortable initiating projects independently. Excellent verbal and communications skills in the English language are required.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.

Application Procedure: Applicants will need to upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter with a brief description of relevant experience, and names of at least three references to our online RECRUIT system at:

Position will remain open until 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.