The Azizi lab at the University of California at Irvine ( is inviting applications for two post-doctoral positions. One position is focused on the mechanics and energetics of impulsive (power amplified) movements in biological systems. This project is part of a larger interdisciplinary collaboration with other biologists, engineers, material scientists and applied mathematicians and the post-doctoral fellow will have the unique opportunity to interact with all members of the team. The ideal candidate will have strong quantitative skills and an interest in applying engineering approaches to the study of biological systems. The second position is focused on the physiology and mechanics of the musculoskeletal system specifically examining how fundamental interactions between contractile and connective tissue structures affect performance. The ideal candidate will have a background in comparative biomechanics, biomaterials or muscle physiology.

The initial appointments are for one year with potential for renewal for two additional years. Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience.

Candidates should send curriculum vitae along with the names and addresses of three references to the following on-line recruitment URL to submit the material requested:

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.