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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - OB/GYN & Reproductive Sciences

Application Window

Open date: September 7, 2022

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 9, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Sep 7, 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 Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences (, the Glycobiology Research and Training Center ( and the Lewis Laboratory ( at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) are committed to academic excellence and diversity and is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Project Scientists who are interested in advancing research and education in the field of Women's Health, Microbiology, and Glycobiology.

Successful candidates will be able to participate on an integrated interdisciplinary research team focused on developing models that refine the causal links between members of the female genitourinary microbiota and conditions impacting women.

The selected Project Scientists will be expected to perform high quality experiments using mice and materials derived from humans, conduct ethical data management and rigorous analysis and make effective writing contributions to manuscripts and grants. In addition, the Project Scientists will also assist with lab management tasks and will contribute to mentorship, training and teaching in research and scientific writing for graduate students, undergraduate students and postdocs in the laboratory.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and years of experience.

A link to the 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 Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Bioinformatics or related disciplines.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Research Publications - Four best first-author original research publications.

  • 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.

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