Postdoc Position (Polymer Scientist)

Description:

A postdoctoral scholar position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Benjamin M. Wu, in the Division of Advanced Prosthodontics and Department of Bioengineering, University of California, Los Angeles. The goal of the research is to develop biocompatible photocurable resins/polymers for biomedical devices. The postdoctoral researcher will work in the synthesis of light-curable plastics, its chemical characterization, and mechanical properties fine-tuning towards diverse 3D printing techniques. Furthermore, the candidate will collaborate with other researchers in the Wu Lab to assess the biocompatibility of the developed resins and to study device clinical effectiveness. The candidate will benefit from a highly collaborative and diverse team of investigators at UCLA including experts in biomaterials synthesis and fabrication, tissue engineering, 3D Printing, and drug delivery, at the University of California Los Angeles.

Requirements:

We seek a qualified individual who is highly motivated, flexible, detail-oriented, collaborative, and hold a commitment to research excellence. Candidates should have a PhD in Organic Chemistry, Polymer Science, Material Sciences, Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, or related fields. The ideal candidate will have at least 4 years’ experience in polymer design and the synthesis of photocurable biocompatible polymers/plastics for the fabrication of medical devices. Furthermore, the candidate should have experience in polymer characterization techniques, including but not limited to NMR, FTIR, DSC, and HPLC, among others. Candidates with at least 2 years direct experience in the design of biocompatible light-curable materials for 3D printing applications is preferred. 

This is a full time position. Initial appointments are typically one year, continued employment is contingent upon candidate’s performance. Salary rate to be based on the postdoctoral scholar’s experience level. Position is available immediately

Interested candidates should provide in PDF format their CV and a brief statement of research interests, accomplishments, and future career goals.

Contact Persons:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration 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.