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Postdoctoral Scholar in Biotribocorrosion

Application Window

Open date: November 9th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Dec 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Sunday, Aug 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Biotribocorrosion

The Mechano3biology Lab at UC Merced directed by Dr. Roberto Andresen Eguiluz, is looking for a self-motivated and qualified post-doctoral scholar in Biotribocorrosion. The candidate is expected to use her/his professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to our lab.

The main goals of this position include developing and implementing experimental and modeling approaches aimed at quantifying impacts of tribology and corrosion to wear and degradation of biomaterials in response to biological environments, collaborating with a team of materials engineers and scientists. The candidate is also expected to engage in all aspects of study design and execution, including data acquisition; statistical analysis, modeling and interpretation of results; programming and software development; preparation of manuscripts, report, and proposal; and presentation of findings at conferences and outreach events. Other responsibilities extend to the training of students and staff in the scientific method and specific experimental techniques; preparation of proposals for scientific research funding; and communication and engagement with collaborators globally.

Qualifications: Applicants should have obtained a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field relevant to interfacial science. Experience with force spectroscopy techniques (e.g. SFA, AFM, JKR apparatus), surface characterization techniques (e.g. XPS, FTIR, SEM) and Team Science is required. Evidence of experience in programming (e.g., Python, Matlab, R, C#) is a desired. Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to conduct scientific research with strong written and verbal communication skills are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants are required to submit 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter, and 3) a list of two references with contact information including phone number and e-mail address; this will be submitted through the AP Recruit system.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin on December 10th, 2020 with a final closing date of August 1, 2021.

The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and invites applications from all qualified applicants, including women, minorities, veterans, and individual with disabilities, who will enrich the teaching, research and public service missions of the university. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (

Please contact Dr. Roberto Andresen Eguiluz at for additional information.

The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses. With 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students (, UC Merced provides outstanding educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the heart of California, the nation, and abroad. The campus has special connections to nearby Yosemite National Park; is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design; and supports the economic development of Central California. The Merced 2020 Project doubled the physical capacity of the campus, and enhanced academic distinction, student success, and research excellence (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

Reference requirements
  • 2 letters of reference required

Job location

Merced, Ca