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Assistant or Associate Project Scientist

Application Window

Open date: September 10th, 2021

Most recent review date: Friday, Sep 24, 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: Saturday, Sep 10, 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

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. University and public service are encouraged but not required and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointments and duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators focused on collection, curation, analysis, visualization, dissemination of sets of the best available Internet data, and developing Internet measurement and data science technologies and software tools to provide macroscopic insight into the behavior of Internet infrastructure worldwide. The appointee is expected to carry out research and provide expertise at the intersection of the fields of network measurement, security, machine learning, statistics, and database technology, with awareness and responsibility to perform privacy and ethical impact assessments of data-driven research plans.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in computer science, computer engineering, or related field by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with outstanding writing and communication skills as demonstrated by a successful publication record are preferred. Preferred qualifications include postdoctoral or equivalent experience with Internet measurement focused on security and resilience properties of Internet infrastructure, a commitment to a network and security research program, interest in designing, implementing, deploying novel measurement infrastructure, experience and interest in mentoring/training, and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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.

  • Copies of 3-5 Significant Publications

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

San Diego