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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist in Bioengineering FY2023-2024

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist, or Associate Project Scientist
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $90,500-$121,600. ​
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.
Review timeline: August 2023 - June 2024

Application Window

Open date: August 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Oct 27, 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 Department of Bioengineering in the Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego is inviting applications for Project Scientists (non-tenured; Assistant, Associate or Full level) in Bioengineering.

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to 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 or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series.

Project Scientists may not serve as Principal Investigators but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointments are generally for two years, with reappointment reviews to renew. The duration of the appointment will vary depending on the length of the research project and the availability of funding in the Professor's lab that is hiring.

The Bioengineering Department within the Jacobs School of Engineering at UC San Diego is committed to building a diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body. Our website is;


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD or advancement to candidacy in Bioengineering or related engineering discipline is required for this position.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

All candidates must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Bioengineering, or related field by the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Preferred Qualifications
Candidates who have at least one year postdoctoral experience post-degree completion, are preferred.

Candidates with outstanding writing and communication skills, as demonstrated by a successful publication record, are preferred.

We are looking to select exceptional individuals in the development of bioengineering sciences, methods and instrumentation with: Experience and engineering background with previous employment working in the fields of genomic, molecular, nuclear, cellular, organismal, physicological analysis and design, or functional biomechanics and systems analysis.

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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
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Job location

La Jolla, CA