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Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Multiscale Modeling at the University of Connecticut
University of Connecticut

Date Posted Feb. 5, 2024
Title Postdoctoral Position in Molecular and Multiscale Modeling at the University of Connecticut
University University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering/Biomedical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Computer Engineering
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available immediately for highly motivated individuals with a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry, structural biology, and/or computational methods, in the lab of Prof. Anna Tarakanova at the University of Connecticut. Duration of position is for 1-3 years. Our group’s research focuses on advancing and applying molecular, multiscale, and data-driven modeling methods to study the structure, function and mechanics of complex nanoscale and biological materials. In particular, our work aims to characterize the extracellular matrix and its constituents, specifically proteins including elastins, collagens and fibrillins, and their role in the context of aging and human disease. 

More information is available on the lab website:

Applicants must have a PhD in computational mechanics, biophysics, bioengineering, biochemistry, or related fields, and first author publications in peer-reviewed journals. Strong written and oral communication skills are required to be considered for the position. Preferred applicants will have experience in computational mechanics, multiscale modeling, and molecular dynamics simulations. The ideal candidate is highly motivated, persistent, creative, and efficient at time management.

At UConn, the postdoctoral scholar will have the chance to train in a nurturing environment fostering independent research skills, extend their network through collaborations, and further promote their career development through opportunities in scientific writing (grant and manuscript), research presentations, and mentorship of junior scientists.

Our lab is located on the Storrs campus at the University of Connecticut. The University is conveniently situated within driving distance to Boston and New York City. The campus’s peaceful setting but close proximity to urban metropolises offers a high quality of life, affordable living, and numerous cultural and recreational opportunities. UConn offers competitive benefits.

To apply, please send a single pdf file containing a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of 3 references to Prof. Anna Tarakanova at Please describe your career aspirations, research experience, and interests.


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