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Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist in Physics

Application Window

Open September 29, 2022 through Thursday, Sep 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

If you apply to this recruitment by September 28, 2023, you will have until September 29, 2023 to complete your application.

Position description

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications from qualified individuals for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist for an open search. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track position may become available for the 2022-2023academic year.

The candidate is expected to be an excellent leader and team player with the ability to work independently and to have the ability to transfer knowledge to students and postdocs in the group. At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but may not necessarily be a leader of a research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation, but will publish and carry out research under the supervision of a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Areas of research may include but are not limited to: astrophysics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, biological physics, condensed matter, high energy physics, neurophysics, particle physics, and plasma physics. All positions are subject to availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled based on the on-going needs of the Physics Department.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

A Ph.D. in physics or a related field with postdoctoral experience working in one of the research areas listed below is required.

ASTRONOMY, ASTROPHYSICS, AND SPACE SCIENCES
ATOMIC, MOLECULAR, AND OPTICAL PHYSICS
BIOLOGICAL PHYSICS AND QUANTITATIVE BIOLOGY
CONDENSED MATTER
PARTICLE PHYSICS
PLASMA PHYSICS AND NONLINEAR DYNAMICS

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • List of Publications - Include a current list of publications

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03380

Help contact: hr-ap-phys@ucsd.edu

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. Please refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for the deadlines applicable to new University of California employees. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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Job location

San Diego, CA