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Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Cardio Thoracic Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 12th, 2017
Last review date: January 2nd, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 12th, 2018
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.


The Moores Cancer Center ( a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body is actively recruiting a Project Scientist.

The Moores Cancer Center services were ranked among the top 50 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report in its 2016-17 "Best Hospitals" survey, which recognized UC San Diego Health as the top adult hospital in San Diego. In 2015, the center was named one of "100 Hospitals and Health with Great Oncology Programs" by Becker's Hospital Review.

Candidates must have a PhD and completed the postdoctoral fellowship at the time of hiring. Candidates must have experience in writing grant and performing independent experiments.

Responsibilities include managing the lab including a post doc working on lung cancer and mesothelioma projects and a technician in the lab who will assist with mouse colony maintenance, mouse husbandry, cell culture, molecular biology. The selected candidate will be required to write grants and perform independent experiments.

Appointment will be at Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist level based on background and years of experience. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

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

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • 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
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