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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Perinatal Biologist

Position overview

Position title: Perinatal Biologist
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,500 - $91,000. 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: May 29, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, May 29, 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 Department of Pathology ( 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 and seeks Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientists.

UCSD recently launched the Center for Perinatal Discovery, primarily a collaboration between the Departments of Pathology, Obstetrics, Gynecology, Reproductive Sciences, and Pediatrics. The overarching mission of the Center is to understand the effects of maternal health on pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan.

The successful candidates will be a part of the Center for Perinatal Discovery and will have the opportunity to be involved in multiple collaborations across laboratories within the Center. The successful candidates will be expected to be involved in small and large collaborative projects and supervise students and postdoctoral fellows. The successful candidates will also be expected to make original and significant contributions to a research program in a discipline relevant to stem cell, reproductive, and/or perinatal biology, and participate in all aspects of laboratory research, including experimental design, data analysis, and manuscript and grant writing.

Appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist level will be based on the candidate's background and 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 hold an MD or equivalent, an MD/PhD, or PhD in stem cell, reproductive biology-related, or biological sciences-related fields.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with knowledge, work/training experience, and/or publications in utilizing human stem cells and placental tissues 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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