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Assistant or Associate Project Scientist - Surgical Cancer Research

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 6th, 2019

Last review date: Sunday, Aug 11, 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, Jun 5, 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 Surgery ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seek to recruit a Project Scientist in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

The scientist will help build a translational research program focused on the study/treatment of appendiceal and other cancers that metastasize to the peritoneal surfaces. The scientist will show committment to research and education, creativity and the ability to innovate.

Candidates must have a PhD in Cancer Biology or related field a Minimum of 5 years postdoctoral experience in cancer related research. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated excellence in cancer research, as demonstrated by their history of training, as an excellent track record of publication and ideally, a record of participation in successful extramural grant application. Candidates must also have skills in developing primary cell lines, patient derived xenografts and in standard molecular biology techniques are required.

Candidates with research experience in the field of gastrointestinal cancer are strongly 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 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.


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)