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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 9th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Apr 27, 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: Sunday, Feb 28, 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 Psychiatry within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.
The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit preclinical scientists with experience conducting translational research related to cognitive and computational neuroscience experiments towards developing novel precision diagnostic and therapeutic strategies for mental health disorders. The successful candidates will participate in experimental design and implementation, data analysis, preparation of scientific reports, publications, and will work with a large scientific team, interacting with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, research coordinators and research analysts as part of a diverse and growing research team. Applying for independent funding (primarily National Institutes of Health) will be highly encouraged. In your cover letter, please describe your experience in one or more of the following areas:

• Experience with computational and cognitive neuroscience techniques, particularly analyses of electroencephalography (EEG) and local field potential (LFP) data in humans and animals.
• Design and conduct of cognitive experiments for EEG based brain mapping and cognitive brain computer interfaces.
• Knowledge of analytical methods and machine learning models to relate neuro-cognitive dynamics to mental health outcomes.
• Knowledge of the design and conduct of treatment studies that use transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and neurofeedback.
• Lab management, specifically, ability to manage a large team of research associates, graduate and undergraduate students for data acquisition and analysis.
• Proficiency in MATLAB and other statistical tools (SPSS, R)
• Manuscript and grant writing.
Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., or the equivalent, and at least 4 years postdoctoral experience. Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to the full series description is provided for your review:
Project Scientist series - see:

The UCSD Department of Psychiatry seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our strong commitment to the twin goals of achievement of excellence and diversity among our faculty and staff. The selected candidate will have demonstrated a commitment to maintain the highest standards of scholarship and professional activities and to develop a climate that supports equality and diversity.

Applications must include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, the names and contact information of three to five referees, and a personal statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (see for further information). Apply at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.


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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)