Dr. Monica Daley, PI of the Neuromechanics lab in the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology at the University of California, Irvine, is seeking a Junior Specialist. This person will enable research as part of a team, and, depending on experience level, will develop and conduct independent research projects in their specific areas of interest.

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 understanding the mechanisms of stable bipedal 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 https://neuromechanics.bio.uci.edu/

Duties will include assisting lab members with their research projects, overseeing lab operations and equipment set up, training of undergraduates in lab procedures, processing experimental data and developing code to assist the research team in processing and analyzing datasets.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a 1) Bachelor’s degree in physiology, neuroscience, biomedical sciences, mechanical engineering or another relevant field, 2) Relevant research experience in a related field, 3) Ability to work and communicate effectively in a collaborative team environment, 4) Good organizational skills, attention to detail and time management to ensure smooth running of research activities. Good knowledge of statistics and experience coding in Matlab or Python are highly desirable skills.

Initial appointment is for one year at 100% time, with a comprehensive benefits package. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and funding availability. The salary is based on UCI’s salary scales and dependent on qualifications.

Qualified 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 3 References who can provide letters upon request to the following on-line recruitment URL:


For questions about the position, please contact Dr Monica Daley at madaley@uci.edu.

The lab is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community.

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.