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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Surgical Oncology

Position overview

Position title: Project Scientist - Surgical Oncology
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,500 - $107,600. The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following tables for the salary scales for the position:

Application Window

Open date: January 16, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 15, 2024 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: Wednesday, Jan 15, 2025 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 ( and Dr. Rebekah White’s NIH-funded translational research lab at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seek applicants for Project Scientist positions.

The lab is studying novel ways to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer and one of the main areas of interest is studying non-thermal ablation with irreversible electroporation (IRE) as a way to generate anti-tumor immune responses (, both in pre-clinical mouse models and in humans.

The selected candidates will be part of a highly collaborative environment with exposure to multiple scientific disciplines and levels of researchers, including students and clinicians.

The successful candidates will be responsible for designing and performing experiments as well as teaching and mentoring trainees on how to conduct research in the lab.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and years of experience.

A link to full description of the Project Scientist series is provided for your review:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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

Candidates must also have at least two years of post-doctoral cancer research experience.

Preferred qualifications

Candidate with expertise in tumor immunology and experience in mouse tumor models are 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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