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Internal Posting for Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist FY 2020-2021

Recruitment Period

Open date: April 13th, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Sep 11, 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: Wednesday, Mar 31, 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 Bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is inviting internal applications for Project Scientists (non-tenured; Assistant, Associate or Full level) in Bioengineering.

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 duration will vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

A PhD or advancement to candidacy in bioengineering or related engineering discipline is required for this position. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the hiring Professor.

Preferred Qualification: Current UCSD Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research and service to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The Bioengineering Department within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. As such, preferred candidates will have demonstrated accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and have a desire to play a leadership role in helping to shape and expand the School's diversity initiatives.The Department of Bioengineering enjoys close collaboration with the School of Medicine and Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, the Divisions of Biological and Physical Sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography and all other departments in the Jacobs School of Engineering.

Review of applications will commence on April 24, 2020 and will be ongoing.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Application materials include (1) a cover letter, (2) C.V. with list of publications, (3) a statement summarizing research and (4) three letters of reference.

UCSD 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 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.

  • 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