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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Women's Imaging

Application Window

Open date: May 23, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Aug 14, 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: Tuesday, May 23, 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 Radiology at UC San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks a project scientist.

The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team of investigators in developing state-of-the-art MRI methods. The researcher will help to advance the mission of the Women’s Imaging Laboratory to provide state-of-the-art imaging methods for the UCSD research community geared towards improving women’s health. The researcher will also help to advance the Department of Radiology's efforts to translate state-of-the-art MRI methods into clinical practice.

The UCSD Women’s Imaging Laboratory is part of the Center for Multimodal Imaging and Genetics which has three 3T translational research MRI scanners.

San Diego County is world-renowned for its natural beauty, perfect year-round climate, gorgeous locales on the Pacific Ocean, and incomparable recreational opportunities. Great cultural opportunities abound in San Diego County as well as in nearby Los Angeles.

A link to full description of the project scientist series is provided for your review:

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Appointment level/rank is dependent upon academic experience and scholarly achievements.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Required qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD (or equivalent) in engineering or physical science or health related fields. Candidates must have outstanding writing and communication skills as demonstrated by a successful publication record. Candidates must have a successful record of developing and implementing advanced MRI acquisition methods, including diffusion MRI, for both research and clinical applications, particularly geared towards women’s health. Candidates must also have a successful record of working in an interdisciplinary environment and collaborating with basic scientists and clinicians.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: female pelvis MRI or breast MRI and a demonstrated high level of competence in MRI operation are preferred. Early career candidates are encouraged to apply.

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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Campus Information

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