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Assistant or Associate Project Scientist - MED - Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care

Position overview

Position title: Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care
Salary range: The base pay range for this position is $68,400-$180,200.

Application Window

Open date: March 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Apr 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: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 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 Division of Geriatrics, Gerontology, and Palliative Care at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and seeks Assistant or Associate Project Scientists.

The successful candidates may be able to develop their independent research program and will be expected to apply for extramural grant funding to support these efforts.

The selected candidates will be responsible for conducting translational research studies on mitochondria's role in aging and age-related diseases/conditions in the laboratory. The successful candidates will analyze data, prepare presentations, and prepare/submit manuscripts. In addition, the successful candidates will be expected to provide in-person training to students and research fellows in the lab.

The appointment will be at the Assistant or Associate 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:



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent in a biomedical-related field. Candidates must also have expertise in mitochondrial bioenergetics and a minimum of four years of experience as a Postdoctoral Scholar.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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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