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Assistant, Associate or Full Specialist, Project Scientist or Research Scientist - Psychiatry

Application Window

Open date: October 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Nov 20, 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: Saturday, Oct 21, 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 Psychiatry ( within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The Department of Psychiatry is conducting an open search for Specialists, Project Scientists and Research Scientists at the Assistant, Associate or Full level in various disciplines illuminating the nature, mechanisms, and treatment of various neuropsychiatric disorders (

At UC San Diego, Specialists and Project Scientists make significant and creative contributions to a research project, and Research Scientists are academic researchers who develop and lead independent research and creative programs equivalent to that required for the Ladder Rank Professor series.

Responsibilities of the successful candidates can include: performing studies and experiments, analyzing and preparing presentations and reports summarizing data, and scholarly contributions.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
•Specialist – see:
•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 or equivalent in the areas of neuropsychiatric disorders.

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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