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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Pediatric Nephrology

Application Window

Open date: July 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Aug 28, 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, Jul 18, 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 Pediatrics ( and the Mak Lab for Kidney and Metabolism Research at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body are seeking an Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist.

The successful Project Scientist(s) will be responsible for conducting research in collaboration, as well as working on existing and new research programs in the group. In addition, the project scientist will work on the application of molecular biology and immunology techniques to the study of kidney diseases.

In addition to research, the Project Scientist(s) will publish research results, present at conferences, participate in group meetings, teach and supervise technicians and students, and write grants.

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 kidney diseases and metabolism or related health fields. Candidates must have at least two years of postdoctoral experience and evidence of high quality first author publications in leading subspecialty or general science journals.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with proven capabilities of collaborative research, experience with murine models of kidney disease (induced by surgery, diet or genetic manipulation), study of glomerular and tubular function, experience in breeding mutant mice, with handling of human immune cells and tissue culture are preferred. Candidates with a demonstrated ability to obtain funding (including fellowships, travel awards, and funding proposals) are 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)

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