Academic Employment

Researcher Position

Will remain open until filled

The UC Irvine Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering is anticipating openings in the researcher 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.

Postdoctoral Scholar - Analysis of Biological and Biomimetic Materials

Will remain open until filled

UC Irvine is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral research position 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.

Specialist Position

The UC Irvine Department of Material Science and 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.

Specialist - High-throughput Spectroscopy of Novel Fluorophores

Will remain open until filled

UC Irvine is seeking applicants for a research specialist position in the area of novel DNA-based near-infrared optical materials. Our research group investigates photonic nanomaterials scaffolded by biological and synthetic polymers, including methods to predictively design these materials and study their resulting photophysical properties. This research is at the intersection of soft materials physics, chemistry and nanoscience.

Postdoctoral Scholar Position - MRSEC

Will remain open until filled

The laboratories of Zhibin Guan (https://www.chem.uci.edu/~zguan/) and Allon Hochbaum (http://hochbaumlab.eng.uci.edu) are seeking highly qualified applicants for two postdoctoral scholar positions in bioinspired small molecule and peptide self-assembly as part of the new NSF-funded UCI Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC, https://sites.uci.edu/mrsec/).

Postdoctoral Scholars – Interfacial Science of Complex Concentrated Materials

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

The UC Irvine is currently accepting applications for two postdoctoral scholars to join an interdisciplinary research group, within the newly formed UCI-MRSEC Center for Complex and Active Materials, which is developing the interfacial science of complex concentrated materials (CCMs).  These materials are sometimes termed high-entropy alloys and ceramics.

Tenured or Tenure-track Faculty Position in Transmission Electron Microscopy, Materials Science

Commensurate with qualifications and experience
Will remain open until filled

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering in the Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine seeks candidates for a tenured or tenure-track faculty position in the field of transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for materials science. Appointments at all levels from assistant professor to tenured full professor are possible for the present position.

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