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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Anesthesiology

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 11th, 2018
Last review date: Sunday, Oct 7, 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: Wednesday, Sep 11, 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 Anesthesiology ( at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks a Project Scientist.

As a Project Scientist, you will be responsible for the design, execution, and interpretation of scientific research experiments related to animal models of shock and metabolic diseases. In addition, the candidate will lead the in vitro research efforts aimed at elucidating basic mechanisms affecting the pathophysiology of shock and obesity. Opportunities for collaborative research will be available. Successful candidates will be given the opportunity to participate in and develop research protocols, establish independent funding, scholarly and creative activity.

Candidates must have an MD or PhD or MD/PhD with an emphasis relevant to the field of shock and inflammation. Candidates with an MD must be board certified/eligible in internal medicine and be eligible for a California Medical License.

Candidates with experience with animal models of the metabolic syndrome and shock, specifically diet-induced and the db/db model for genetic obesity, and septic and hemorrhagic shock models; and experience in studying signal transduction, specifically the leptin/leptin-receptor pathway. Additionally, knowledge of MS-MS techniques and data analysis and proficiency in molecular biology techniques to manipulate genes both in vitro and in vivo, including experience with virus delivery of shRNA to target cells in the hypothalamus are preferred.

In addition experience in various imaging techniques including confocal microscopy and in situ enzyme activity assays, proficiency in laboratory techniques to study enzyme activity and protein expression; and the ability to independently design and execute both in vitro and in vivo studies, able to interpret experimental data and present at scientific meetings with a proven track record of high impact publications and the ability to write grants and scientific manuscripts for peer review are strongly preferred.

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 UC 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 veterans 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 required (contact information only)