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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist (FY 2021-22)

Application Window

Open date: September 16th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct 22, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jun 30, 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 Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is conducting an open search for Project Scientist (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full level level) in various academic disciplines. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non-tenure track position may become available for the 2021-2022 academic year.

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. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Application document requirements: At minimum, CV, 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), cover letter (optional) and contact information for references.

Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in bioinformatics, computational biology or related field prior to start of appointment

Preferred qualifications

    Postdoctoral or equivalent research experience in computational epigenomics and genomics; commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Extensive experience in the following areas: analyzing sequencing data from mapping, normalization to high-level analysis; machine learning and statistical test; proficient programming skills in python, R or other commonly used languages; experience with Haskell is a plus; experience with analyzing single cell genomic data such as RNA-seq and ATAC-seq data. The candidate should also have good communication and presentation skills and experience working with experimentalist and clinical scientists.

Application Requirements

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

  • Statement of Research, Interest and Goals

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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