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Assistant, Associate or Full Project or Research Scientist - Emergency Medicine

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Open date: July 19, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Aug 21, 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: Wednesday, Jul 19, 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 Emergency Medicine ( at University of California, San Diego (UCSD) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body invites applications from outstanding candidates for a Project or Research Scientist appointment with the UCSD School of Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The Department currently operates two Emergency Departments with a combined census of 70,000 patients annually (level 1 trauma center and academic medical center), with a four-year EM residency program (11 residents/year), teaching programs for 1st through 4th year medical students, and robust fellowship programs in Toxicology, Hyperbarics, EMS, Clinical Informatics, Ultrasound, Pediatric EM and Clinical Research. The Department provides excellent opportunities for clinical service, teaching, and research at one of the nation's top-ranked Medical Schools. In addition, the Department has strong inter-departmental collaborations across campus with the Division of Geriatrics, Jacobs School of Engineering, Scripps Institute of Oceanography, and School of Public Health.

The UCSD Department of Emergency Medicine is one of the most academically productive Departments in the specialty in the country with extramural funding from the NIH, NSF, HRSA, RWJF, State of California, DOJ, ACEP-EMF, and Gary and Mary West Health organization focused on research, clinical innovation, and health policy initiatives.

The successful candidate(s) will be able to build on the success at UCSD with the potential for additional collaborations with other Departments in the School of Medicine, as well as across campus with the UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, and Wertheim School of Public Health.

The selected candidate(s) will be responsible for performing studies and experiments. In addition, successful candidate(s) will analyze, prepare presentations and reports summarizing data. As well as provide onsite teaching to students in the lab.

A link to a full description of each series is provided for your review:

Project Scientist - see:

Research Scientist - see:

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


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a MD or PhD in health related fields.

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

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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