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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Protein Chemist

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 12th, 2018
Last review date: May 13th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: February 12th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Moores Cancer Center ( a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking a Assistant Project Scientist.

Candidates must have demonstrated experience in protein chemistry and therapeutics including the construction of protein expression vectors, the production of recombinant proteins in bacteria and mammalian cells, and the purification of proteins by chromatographic and related techniques. The successful candidate must have: 1) an MD, a PhD in chemistry, cell, molecular biology, or equivalent degree; 2) training in biochemistry, cell or molecular biology relevant to cancer biology; 3) experience with protein chemistry and protein therapeutics; 4) evidence of a high level of scientific productivity as documented by publications; and 5) prior post-doctoral or professional experience.

Appointment will be at Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and years of experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full description of the Project Scientist series is provided for your review:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

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