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Assistant, Associate or Full Research Scientist - Otolaryngology

Application Window

Open date: October 29, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Dec 5, 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, Oct 29, 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 University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seek to recruit a Research Scientist in the Division of Otolaryngology (

The primary purpose of the Research Scientist is to conduct research as a Co-Investigator for translational clinical research in sensorineural tinnitus and hearing loss, including those related to traumatic brain injury. The primary project is the genetics of the aging vestibular system.

The scientist is responsible for the initiation, coordination, integration, execution, and completion of research that aims to better understand the epidemiologic and molecular relationships between audiologic damage and age, chronic noise trauma from military service, and traumatic brain injury. The scientist will be expected to devote up to 15% of their time to research skills.

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

A link to full description of the Research 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 postdoctoral or equivalent degree in health related fields and experience in Otolaryngology

Preferred qualifications

Research background in sensorineural tinnitus and hearing loss is preferred. Expertise in GWAS is also preferred.

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 required (contact information only)
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