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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Perinatal Biologist

Application Window

Open date: January 6th, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 30, 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: Friday, Jan 6, 2023 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 Pathology ( at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks a Project Scientist.

UCSD has recently launched the Center for Perinatal Discovery, which is a collaboration primarily between the Departments of Pathology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and Pediatrics. The overarching mission of the Center is to understand the effects of maternal health on pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan. The candidate will be part of the Center and will have the opportunity to be involved in multiple collaborations across laboratories within the Center. The candidate is expected to be involved in both small and large collaborative projects, assist with supervising students and postdoctoral fellows, and participate in all aspects of laboratory research, including experimental design, data analysis, and manuscript and grant writing. The position will utilize stem cells, animal models, or human biospecimens and apply advanced technologies, available through the Department of Pathology and the Center for Perinatal Discovery.

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 related fields and ability to make original and significant contributions to a research program in a discipline relevant to stem cell, reproductive, and/or perinatal biology.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with knowledge, work experience/training, and publications in epigenomics are preferred.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter - Please detail research interests

  • 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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