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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Genome Information Sciences

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 20th, 2019
Last review date: Sunday, Apr 21, 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: Thursday, Feb 20, 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 Project Scientists with a background in Biology, Genetics and/or Genomics to produce and/or analyze large-scale human genomic data sets.

Candidates will optimize iPSC differentiation protocols, sample preparation and sequencing OR perform genetic association studies on iPSC-derived tissues and human adult tissues with the goal of characterizing how genetic variation influences molecular phenotypes. In this role the candidate will handling and differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), preparing libraries for next-generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and 10X single cell technologies) OR analyzing sequencing data, including but not limited to whole genome sequencing, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and 10X single cell technologies.

Candidates must have obtained a PhD in Biology, Genetics, Molecular Medicine, Computational Biology or related disciplines.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist as determined by the successful candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience. Salary will be 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 veterans 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)