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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Pulmonary Medicine

Application Window

Open date: November 24, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 2, 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, Nov 24, 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 a part-time Project Scientist .

The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine is seeking a project scientist in the laboratory of Dr Atul Malhotra. Two major research foci are the pathogenesis of sleep apnea and the metabolic/cardiovascular complications of sleep disorders. The pathogenesis studies include anatomical ones using imaging, upper airway physiology, and control of breathing. These studies are ultimately designed to define the various contributors to apnea in different individuals. The ultimate goal is to define specific therapeutic targets for OSA patients of varying phenotypes. The rat/mouse model studies are exploring the neurochemistry of the various components of upper airway reflexes with an eventual goal of defining potential pharmacological targets for OSA therapy. The metabolic/cardiovascular studies seek to separate obesity effects from OSA influences by assessing a host of autonomic, microcirculatory, inflammatory, hemostatic, metabolic, and hemodynamic variables.

The Project Scientist will offer significant innovative contributions to project design, 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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