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Assistant, Associate or Full Research or Project Scientist - Psychiatry

Application Window

Open date: August 20th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, May 16, 2021 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, Aug 20, 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 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 Department of Psychiatry is conducting an open search for Project Scientists and Research Scientists (Assistant, Associate or Full level) in various disciplines illuminating the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists make significant and creative contributions to a research project, and may be ongoing members of a research team, or may be employed for a limited period of time to contribute high-level skills to a specific research program.

At UC San Diego, Research Scientists are academic researchers who develop and lead independent research and creative programs equivalent to that required for the Ladder Rank Professor series, garner scholarly reputation, and generate high caliber publications and research products. Research Scientists should serve as a Principal Investigator and have the major responsibility and leadership for their research programs.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate degree or its equivalent.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to fostering an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

•Project Scientist - see:

•Research Scientist - see:

Appointment level/rank is dependent upon academic experience and scholarly achievements.

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

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veterans status.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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)