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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - MED - Lung Biology

Application Window

Open date: June 23rd, 2021

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jan 6, 2022 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 23, 2022 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 Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine in the Department of Medicine ( at University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is actively seeking candidates for the position of Project Scientist in Lung Biology.

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is seeking a project scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Zea Borok. The Borok laboratory has made major contributions to the understanding of the biology of alveolar epithelial cells and the roles these cells play in maintaining normal alveolar homeostasis as well as in the development of acute and chronic lung injury and fibrosis.

The research will be broadly aimed at elucidating the function of normal alveolar epithelium and the role of alveolar epithelial injury in acute and chronic lung disease. The Project Scientist will offer significant innovative contributions to project design, support the mentorship and training of postdoctoral fellows, problem solve, analyze and integrate data, and write up and present results. The successful candidate will also write proposals for funding of both their own projects and in collaboration with the PI.

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

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

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


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in health science and must have a minimum of four years experience as a Postdoctoral Scholar. Candidates must have excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred qualifications

Demonstrated experience in the field of pulmonary research with a breadth of experience in human and animal samples/models, and molecular, physiological and cell culture techniques preferred. Preferred candidate will have flexibility to accommodate experiments and grant deadlines and will be willing to learn and develop new skills. Bioinformatics expertise is a plus.

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)
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