Postdoctoral researcher in cardiac biomechanics modeling (08.23)


We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our research team in the field of cardiac biomechanics and heart failure with a position at the level of Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Los Angeles.  They will be working with a multidisciplinary team mentored by Dr. Lihua Jin (Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering), Dr. Ashley Stein-Merlob (Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine) and Dr. Alan Garfinkel (Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology) to develop new computational models of cardiac contraction and disease states.



·     PhD in mechanical engineering, computational biology, or related field

·     Strong background in computational mechanics or biomechanics

·     Experience in finite element modeling of soft materials or biomechanics.   


Duration and renumeration:

This is a full-time, fully funded position with an initial appointment of two years. The salary will be based on the University of California postdoctoral pay scale.


Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit the following documents via email to and

·     Curriculum vitae (CV), including list of publications

·     Contact information for at least two professional references


The University of California 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 or protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

PhD students (filled)

Our group has a PhD opening to be filled in 2023 fall. Successful candidates are expected to work on modeling, simulations, and experiments of soft materials, soft tissue and soft robots. The ideal candidates will be highly motivated with a strong background in solid mechanics and computation, and be fluent in spoken and written English. Interested applicants may send their CV and transcript to Professor Lihua Jin (

Master and undergraduate students 

Our group constantly looks for highly motivated master and undergraduate students to join us. Interested applicants may send their CV and transcript to Professor Lihua Jin (