Postdoctoral Scholar - Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering University of California, Irvine, The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering United States

Postdoctoral Scholar - Musculoskeletal Tissue Engineering


  • The Henry Samueli School of Engineering - Biomedical Engineering



Open January 17th, 2019 through March 10th, 2019


The UCI 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 ( Main research objectives are to engineer device- and biologically-based solutions to medical problems. Work will begin in the musculoskeletal area (e.g., articular cartilage, knee meniscus, temporomandibular joint) but may broaden into other medical specialties as well.


Individual is expected to conduct research in the area of tissue engineering using cell culture and
histological, biochemical, and mechanical techniques. Individual is also expected to provide engineering and design expertise to engineer medical devices and enhance their translational potential. Additional work may include mechanical testing, and histological and biochemical assays. 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. degree in biomedical, mechanical, biochemical, or electrical engineering, or a related field. Engineering background with hands-on experience in prototyping, biophotonics, and preferably medical devices as well is strongly preferred. It is expected that the candidate will be comfortable initiating projects independently by identifying medical problems and proposing designs and solutions. Experience with cell culture is preferred but not required. Excellent verbal and communications skills in the English language is required. Note: Total duration of an individual’s postdoctoral service may not exceed five years, including postdoctoral service at other institutions.


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 through diversity. 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.



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