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Marine Natural Products and Chemical Biology - Assistant Professor (joint hire)

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 16th, 2019
Last review date: Friday, Nov 1, 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: Tuesday, Dec 31, 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.



Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (SSPPS) at UC San Diego ( invite applications for the academic professorial position listed below. We seek a motivated, broad-thinking scientist/educator to establish a vigorous research program and provide intellectual leadership in their field while complementing existing expertise at SIO, SSPPS and other UCSD departments. SIO is a world-renowned institution for earth and ocean science research with approximately 200 principal investigators. The SSPPS is one of the premier schools for pharmaceutical sciences in the US with strong multifaceted programs in drug discovery. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. Both departments are interested in candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to inclusive excellence by providing leadership in teaching, mentoring, research, and service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Assistant Professor in Marine Natural Products and Chemical Biology (offered as a 50:50 joint appointment at SIO and SSPPS) - We seek outstanding candidates for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a history of innovative research activities at the intersection of marine natural products and human health. This field is inherently multidisciplinary, and we will consider applicants from a broad range of fields including but not limited to: natural products chemistry, drug discovery, biosynthesis, synthetic biology, and chemical ecology. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a strong extramurally supported research program that integrates with and aids the growth of existing marine natural products research at SIO, SSPPS and UC San Diego, and in particular at the Center for Marine Biotechnology and Biomedicine.

For full consideration, please apply by November 1, 2019.
Assistant Professor:

PhD or equivalent degree in biological, chemical, physical or ocean sciences, or a relevant field, is required at the time of application. Strong potential for development of a vigorous, externally funded, and internationally recognized research program and associated scholarly impact, together with teaching, mentoring, and advising within the SIO undergraduate and graduate programs, and the SSPPS professional and graduate programs, evidence of service and broader contributions to diversity, leadership activities, and other items that will contribute positively to departmental welfare are preferred. Salary will be consistent with the applicant’s qualifications and experience, and with University of California pay scales.

UCSD is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity (


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - past and future - Three pages maximum summarizing research accomplishments to date and two research proposal summaries on future topics for potential funding and initial research activities in faculty position.

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • PDF #1 - Provide three of your most notable papers in PDF format.

  • PDF #2 - Provide three of your most notable papers in PDF format.

  • PDF #3 - Provide three of your most notable papers in PDF format.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required