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Assistant Specialist in Bioengineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 4th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 3, 2019 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


The Bourns College of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering is seeking an Assistant Specialist who will contribute to the research in Professor H. Park’s lab on development and application of optical coherence tomography.

The Assistant Specialist will be responsible for development of an optical coherence elastography system, and for acquisition and processing of OCT data as required for ongoing collaborative work with in vitro nerve models, cartilage assessment, and through ceramic cranial implants. A strong background in optics, particularly with optical coherence tomography, computer programming (C++, C#, Matlab), and the interaction between light and biological tissue is required. Familiarity with ultrasound imaging and polarization-sensitivity is preferred.

Assistant Specialist: Appointees should possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or have five years of experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant specialization. Appointees at this level enable research as part of a team and may provide some independent input into the planning and execution of the research.

To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, your most recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement or Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at

Full consideration will be given to applications received by October 3, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. Preferred start date for this position will be March 2020. Duration of appointment will be one year. Salary will commensurate with qualifications and years of experience. Please see UCOP salary scale found at

For more information about the Department of Bioengineering, please visit For more information about the College of Engineering, please visit

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Advancement through the specialist ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, California

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required