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Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist in Physics

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 24th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Apr 13, 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: Friday, Jan 22, 2021 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 Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications from qualified individuals for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist for an open search. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track position may become available for the 2019-2020 academic year.

A Ph.D. in physics or a related field with postdoctoral experience working in one of the research topics listed below is required.

The candidate is expected to be an excellent leader and team player with the ability to work independently and to have the ability to transfer knowledge to students and postdocs in the group. Areas of research may include but are not limited to: astrophysics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, biological physics, condensed matter, high energy physics, neurophysics, particle physics, and plasma physics. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Interested candidates should submit applications online at and include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae including a list of publications, and a separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to and leadership in promoting diversity, equity and inclusion. Candidates must also arrange to have three letters of reference submitted to the above website by the deadline.

Review of applications will commence on February 7, 2020 and continue until the position is filled based on the on-going needs of the Physics Department.
UCSD is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required