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Assistant or Associate Project Scientist - Microbiome

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 31st, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Feb 17, 2019 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, Jan 31, 2020 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 University of California, San Diego, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a PhD scientist with a background in bioinformatics and microbiome research to support research activities in the laboratory of Dr. Jack Gilbert (Pediatrics and SIO). The Project Scientist will be expected to conduct independent research in collaboration with Dr. Gilbert, as well as working on existing and new research programs led by Dr. Gilbert.

The Project Scientist will be responsible for working on grant applications, coordinating research programs in the lab, mentoring graduate students and postdoctoral researchers, and other junior personnel, in addition to taking part in departmental meetings, research travel, messaging and communication associated with lab activities, delivering upon publications, funding reports to sponsors, and presentations at local, national and international conferences. Candidates must be willing to explore diverse research opportunities, and be able to provide references to back their commitment to supporting and enabling a diverse and safe laboratory environment for all personnel.

Candidates must have a PhD in the general area of microbiome science with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of collaborative research,

A demonstrated ability to obtain funding (including fellowships, travel awards, and funding proposals) is preferred.

Appointment will be at Assistant or Associate 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:

References may be requested from all finalists.

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.


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

  • 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)