Postdoctoral Scholar – Neuromechanics lab (Daley)

Professor Monica Daley at University of California, Irvine, is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join the Neuromechanics lab. The postdoc will engage in research on neuromuscular control of legged locomotion and will contribute to running of lab operations and mentoring undergraduate research students.

In the UCI Neuromechanics lab, we work at the interface of biomechanics and neuroscience to study how the body and mind work together to coordinate movement. We focus on revealing the mechanisms of stable locomotion in animals, including humans. We use a range of experimental, analytical and computational approaches to answer questions about how mechanics and sensorimotor control are integrated for stable movement. Further information about the lab can be found at

Qualifications: Suitable applicants will have:
1) Expertise in neuromuscular physiology, musculoskeletal biomechanics, sensorimotor control and/or modeling and simulation of legged locomotion.
2) A PhD in a relevant field by the start date.
3) A peer-reviewed publication record appropriate for career stage,
4) Strong technical knowledge of biomechanics and statistics and experience coding in Matlab, Python or another suitable coding language,
5) Strong trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills
6) Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment.
7) Good organizational skills, time management and attention to detail, to ensure smooth running of research activities.
8) A keen interest in effective science communication and community engagement.

The appointment is for two years at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond the initial contract will be based on performance and availability of funding. The salary is based on UCI’s salary scales and dependent on qualifications and experience.

Applicants should submit: 1) Cover letter describing your qualifications, research interests and career goals, 2) A current curriculum vitae, 3) Contact information (including names, email addresses, and telephone numbers) for three References who can provide letters upon request. References will be contacted before any offer is made.

Apply to the following on-line recruitment URL to submit the material requested:

For questions about the position or to discuss specific projects of interest, please contact Prof. Monica Daley at

We are especially interested in candidates who can contribute to promoting diversity and inclusive excellence in the academic community. Recruitment fellowships may be available to competitive candidates from backgrounds that are underrepresented in biomedical sciences ( ). The UCI School of Biological Sciences is a national leader in programs designed to increase the participation of underrepresented groups in the biomedical sciences ( )and is firmly committed to the ideals of equity, diversity, and inclusion ( ). UCI is an HSI, an AANAPISI, and a charter member of the AAAS SEA-Change initiative that supports institutional efforts to increase access and success for students, faculty and staff from groups that have been marginalized in STEM ( ).

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.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The salary range for this position is $60,000-$71,952. The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level. See Postdoctoral Scholar Scale for the salary range. “Off-scale salaries”, i.e. a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated experience, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.