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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Neurosciences

Application Window

Open date: June 3rd, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Jul 8, 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: Thursday, Jun 3, 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.

Position description

The Department of Neurosciences within the School of Medicine at UC, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

This position will be integral to the ALS Program in the Department of Neurosciences. Stimulated by neuropathological observations and genetic discoveries, studies in cell and animal models of neuro-degenerative disorders have begun to clarify pathogenetic mechanisms of disease. We examine the intersection of these research themes and identify several potential mechanisms for linking molecular and pathological mechanisms to neurodegeneration.

The Project Scientist will be responsible for developing and conducting research and experiments on biological tissue and cells and full oversight of the Core facility including training, providing work direction, safety, and scheduling. Independently interpret results from methodological perspective and modify methods or advise researchers of meaning or possible course of further action.
Will consult and provide scientific guidance to Core lab users and make significant contributions to Research Core studies. Active in original research including prepare manuscripts, writing and publishing scientific reports and digital presentations, and participate and present data at scientific meetings and network with scientists at UCSD, locally, nationally, and internationally.

The Project Scientist will collaborative efforts with Principal Investigator's Research and Transgenic Animal Cores as well as academic collaborators related to complex research projects and objectives. The Project Scientist will be involved in education and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Candidates must have a PhD in basic sciences. Candidates with experience with human neuropathology is preferred.

Appointment will be at Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and experience.

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

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

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

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.

Application Requirements

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)