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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist – Glaucoma

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 7th, 2018
Last review date: Sunday, Jul 1, 2018 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 Department of Ophthalmology at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The lab conducts uses high-throughput screening and a variety of functional and chemical genetic techniques to explore the molecular pathways responsible for cell death and axon degeneration in axon injury diseases like glaucoma. The department is recruiting for a Project Scientist to investigate ways to leverage this infrastructure to develop novel regenerative strategies for glaucoma.

The Project Scientist will aid the PI in managing experimental design and conduct, data analysis, writing and publishing scientific reports, manuscripts, and grants. The ideal candidate for this position will have extensive background in retinal/vision research and/or regeneration studies of neuronal tissues and a excellent track record of publication.

Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria:

  1. MD or PhD in Neuroscience, Cell biology or other Biology with an emphasis in Neuroscience.
  2. 4+ years of previous postdoctoral experience in a relevant field.

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.

References may be requested from all finalists.

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.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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