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Assistant Research Scientist - Surgical Oncology

Position overview

Position title: Surgical Oncology
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $87,100 - $113,900. The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position:

Application Window

Open date: July 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Aug 20, 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: Saturday, Jul 20, 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 University of California, San Diego, Department of Surgery ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seeks to recruit Research Scientist(s) for the Divisions of Surgical Oncology and Surgical Sciences.

The selected candidate(s) will be responsible for performing studies and experiments related to the biology of pancreatic cancer and other gastrointestinal cancer. In addition, the successful candidate(s) will analyze, prepare presentations and reports summarizing data as well as provide onsite teaching to students in the lab. The candidate(s) will be expected to generate independent extramural grant support and contribute to the development and publication of high impact publications.

The appointment will be at the Assistant Research Scientist level. A link to full description of the Research Scientist series is provided for your review:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a MD or equivalent, PhD in Cancer Biology or health related fields, or MD/PhD.

Candidates must have 5 years of experience in pancreas biology and/or pancreatic cancer related research, at least 3 years of which should be at the postdoctoral level or beyond.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with skills in organotypic slice culture and related assays and in standard molecular biology techniques are preferred.

Creativity and the ability to innovate are preferred characteristics of the ideal applicants.

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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