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Assistant, Associate, or Full Project or Research Scientist - Pharmacology

Application Window

Open date: November 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 2, 2023 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, Nov 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 Pharmacology ( at the University of California - San Diego School of Medicine UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

The Department of Pharmacology is conducting an open search for Project Scientists and Research Scientists at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level to perform vital research, focusing on areas relevant to signal transduction, drug discovery, molecular specificity of therapeutic or environmental agents, drug disposition and action, structural and computational biology, cancer biology and inflammation.

Project Scientists make significant and creative contributions to a research project. Project scientists will be responsible for performing studies and experiments, preparing presentations, and reporting and summarizing data.

Research Scientists are expected to serve as Principal Investigators on extramural grants, generate high-caliber publications and research products, develop and continuously lead an independent and creative research program of high quality and significance, and garner, and garner scholarly reputations.

A link to full descriptions 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 PhD, Doctoral degree, or equivalent in pharmacological sciences, or related fields.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with postdoctoral training or equivalent experience are preferred. Candidates with experience in building an independent research program and/or obtaining independent funding 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)

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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