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Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist - Liver Regeneration and Vesicle Researcher

Position overview

Position title: Liver Regeneration and Vesicle Researcher
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,600 - $91,900. 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: June 12, 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, Jun 12, 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 is seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientists in the field of Liver cell biology research.

The Department of Pathology plays a key role in the University's three missions: It aims to achieve the highest standards in patient care, research, and education. The Department provides diagnostic pathology services in a wide variety of subspecialties with highly trained subspecialists who are recognized for their expertise. The Department's research programs are diverse and interface with a wealth of basic and translational research programs that are a hallmark of UC San Diego.

The Project Scientists will be responsible for performing basic research regarding intercellular vesicle trafficking in the liver. They will participate in projects related to understanding the complex mechanism of hepatocarcinogenesis and drug resistance. The techniques include partial hepatectomy, DEN, CCl4 and clonal tracing in vivo, vector construction, CRISPR knock-in system, vesicle isolation, proximity labeling, various microscopy techniques and so on. In addition, the successful candidates will play a leadership role in managing the projects, and also be involved in analyzing the data, teaching, preparing presentations and reports, and publishing the studies.

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 have a PhD or MD/PhD in cell/molecular biology, liver biology, or related fields.

Candidates must have at least 4 years of postdoctoral experience in one or more of the following areas: liver regeneration, cancer biology, organelle analysis, vesicle trafficking, or related fields.

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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