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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist (FY 2019-20)

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 13th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 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, Jun 30, 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 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is conducting an open search for Assistant, Associate or Full level Project Scientists (non-tenured) in various academic disciplines. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track position may become available for the 2019-2020 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Required Qualification: Must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field prior to start of appointment. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the Department.

Preferred Qualification: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, commitment to a research program, funding, mentoring/training university and community service, and to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Review of applications will commence on November 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

Applications: (CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, Statement of Contribution to Diversity at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at:

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research, Interest and Goals

  • 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)