Join the Lab

Applications for graduate admissions are currently closed. Applications for new graduate students to start their PhD in the fall of 2023 will be available in the fall of 2022. Graduate students interested in the lab may apply through the UC Berkeley Materials Science Department, or through the UC Berkeley-UCSF Graduate Program in Bioengineering. Check out the applications here (MSE) and here (BioE). Please note that the application deadlines may be different for MSE and BioE.

The Messersmith Group is always on the lookout for outstanding postdoctoral candidates in the areas of interest to the lab, currently bioinspired materials, regenerative medicine, drug delivery and mechanochemistry. A PhD in engineering, chemistry, biological sciences, physics, or a related field is required. Independence, creativity, passion for research, and good communication skills are essential. Although specific project positions are filled on an as-needed basis, exceptionally well-qualified candidates are encouraged to apply at any time. For consideration, send a cover letter to Prof. Messersmith, philm(at)berkeley(dot)edu.

We often host visiting students and scholars for short research exchanges on topics of mutual interest, lasting from a few months to a year or more. If you are interested, please contact Professor Messersmith, philm(at)berkeley(dot)edu..


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