Research Positions

Specialist - Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

$42,300 - $75,900 (commensurate with qualifications and years of experience)

Specialist positions are occasionally available throughout the year in the UC Irvine Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. These positions are under the sponsorship of faculty members in the Samueli School of Engineering. The research focus is in the areas of circuits and devices, power systems, and computer engineering.

Project Scientist

$81,500-$186,100 (Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications)

The UC Irvine Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering is anticipating openings in the project scientist series.

Applications are being sought for candidates with strong laboratory research backgrounds and specialized training. Candidates must have a doctoral degree or its equivalent.

This is an on-going recruitment. Positions are dependent upon extramural funding. Rank will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

Specialist Position in Analysis of Biological and Synthesis of Biomimetic Materials

Commensurate with experience
Will remain open until filled

Anticipated Start Date: 07/01/2020 – 9/30/2020
Anticipated Position Duration: 1 – 2 years

The UC Irvine Department of Materials Science and Engineering has an opening for a specialist research position in the area of biomimetics and biological composite materials. The position is in 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.

Specialist Series - Metabolic Changes in Alzheimer’s Neurons

Commensurate with experience
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications in the specialist series in the area of the age-related metabolic basis of Alzheimer’s disease. The research specialist will perform experiments to alter the course of age-related metabolic changes in neurons in culture and in vivo from Alzheimer-like transgenic mice under the direction of Gregory J. Brewer (http://brewer.eng.uci.edu).

Specialist Series – Biomedical Engineering

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and years of experience.
Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Biomedical Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is anticipating openings in the specialist series throughout the academic year 2020-21. These positions offer a stimulating array of research and training opportunities within the various labs in the department.

Seeking qualified candidates with experience in the following biomedical engineering fields:

Specialists in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

$44,500-$163,800

The UC Irvine Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering anticipates openings for all levels of the specialist series. Applications are being sought from graduates with backgrounds in mechanical or aerospace engineering.

Applicants must have a proven track record of research. Positions are dependent on extramural funding and research contracts of individual principal investigators. The positions may be full or part-time and may be without salary. Dependent upon extramural funding, salary is commensurate with experience.

Junior or Assistant Specialist - Gorodetsky Group

Commensurate with qualifications

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at UC Irvine invites applicants for a part time junior or assistant specialist position, in the Gorodetsky Group. The position requires knowledge of infrared and thermal characterization of materials. The responsibilities will include the development of infrared-reflecting and thermoregulatory materials. Candidates should have relevant experience and a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering, materials science, chemistry or related fields.

Professional Researcher Series (Pool Ad)

$101,300-$222,200

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at UC Irvine anticipates openings for a professional researcher at the assistant, associate and full rank.

Applications are sought from candidates with a doctorate or equivalent, having a strong lab research background, publication record and specialized training in mechanical and aerospace engineering or related fields.

Junior or Assistant Specialist - Gorodetsky Group

Commensurate with qualifications, years of experience, appointment type and level of effort

The Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Irvine invites applicants for a part time Junior or Assistant Specialist position, in the Gorodetsky Group. The position requires knowledge of protein engineering and bacterial protein expression. The responsibilities will include high-throughput expression, characterization and processing of cephalopod proteins. Candidates should have relevant experience and a B.S. in chemical engineering, the biological sciences, biochemistry or related fields.

Junior Specialist - Lavernia Group

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

The UC Irvine Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is currently accepting applications for one junior specialist to join the group of Distinguished Professor Enrique J. Lavernia. The successful candidate will work with Lavernia and his group to understand the applied external field on additive manufacturing processes, analyze data and prepare manuscripts for submission to scholarly journals, and assist in the write up of the progress report on research results.

Required Qualifications

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