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The Gopinath Lab is currently recruiting students, postdoctoral scholars, and visiting scholars. We invite you to explore our website. If interested in joining our group at University of California, Merced, please contact us via email.

Postdoctoral scholars and fellows

We are looking for highly motivated applicants with doctoral work - experimental and/or theoretical - in soft matter physics, active matter, mechanics, computational biology or applied math. Applicants having experience with bacteria and fungi are encouraged to apply. If applying, please send an email to that includes a research statement, your CV, brief descriptions of your doctoral and/or post-doctoral research accomplishments, as well as contact information for three references. ​Formal appointments are naturally subject to UC Merced regulations. 

Graduate Students

We are looking for motivated graduate students. If you are a graduate student enrolled at UCM, and would like to conduct your dissertation research with our group, please write or drop by our lab (either at the main campus or at the Castle campus) for a chat. If you write, please email your CV and a description of research experience and interests.


We ask for a one year research commitment - this may be extended to longer periods based on performance and mutual interest. Please email your CV and a brief description of research interests, and indicate some project(s) you are interested in pursuing as a part of our group.

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