Specialist Position in Analysis of Biological and Synthesis of Biomimetic Materials
Specialist position in Analysis of Biological and Synthesis of Biomimetic Materials
Employer: University of California, Irvine Application Deadline: Open Until Filled Anticipated Start Date: 07/01/2020 - 9/30/2020 Anticipated Position Duration: 1 - 2 years
Job Description: Specialist research position opening 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.
This position is open for Specialists at all ranksJunior, Assistant, Associate, Full rank determined based on experience.
The projects specifically involve the ultrastructural (i.e., microscopic and spectroscopic) analyses, as well as mechanical testing of biological materials. Extensive experience with synchrotron x-ray analysis and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is required.
In addition, experience working with nano-microstructural analyses of biological composites and biominerals is desirable. This includes extensive expertise with SEM, FIB, TEM, Raman and FTIR. Additional merit will be considered for those with polymer / fiber synthesis experience and mechanical testing. Strong oral and writing skills are required. Selection will place emphasis on expertise, experience and previous publication record. A great opportunity to pursue highly interdisciplinary science and have an opportunity to interact with PIs and researchers with diverse scientific backgrounds.
Interested applicants should send a detailed CV, along with a list of publications, and at least three letters of recommendation, preferably via email, to Prof. David Kisailus (David.email@example.com), Engineering Tower 636D, Irvine, CA 92697. In the cover letter, delineate specifically how your skills can be applied to the work in this lab.
Contact: Professor David Kisailus, Ph.D. Biomimetics and Nanostructured Materials Lab Department of Materials Science and Engineering Engineering Tower 636D University of California at Irvine Phone: 949-824-1803 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.