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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Surgical Oncology

Application Window

Open date: November 24th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Oct 3, 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: Wednesday, Nov 24, 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 University of California, San Diego, Department of Surgery ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seek to recruit a Project Scientist in the Division of Surgical Oncology.

The scientist will help build a translational research program focused on the study/treatment of appendiceal and other cancers that metastasize to the peritoneal surfaces. The scientist will show commitment to research and education, creativity and the ability to innovate.

Candidates must have a PhD in Cancer Biology or related field a Minimum of 5 years postdoctoral experience in cancer related research, as demonstrated by their history of training, as an excellent track record of publication and ideally, a record of participation in successful extramural grant application. Candidates must also have skills in developing primary cell lines, patient derived xenografts and in standard molecular biology techniques are required.

Candidates with research experience in the field of gastrointestinal cancer are strongly 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)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)