Assistant, Associate, or Full Research Scientist (FY 20-21)

University of California, San Diego

Job Type: Faculty, Non-Tenured

Application Deadline: August 31, 2021

The Office of Research Affairs, at the University of California San Diego, in support of the campus, multidisciplinary Organized Research Units is conducting an open search for Research Scientists (Assistant, Associate or Full level) in various academic disciplines. At UC San Diego, Research Scientists are non-tenured, extramurally funded, academic researchers who develop and lead independent research and creative programs similar to Ladder Rank Professors. Research Scientists are expected to serve as Principal Investigators on extramural grants, generate high caliber publications and research products, engage in university and public service, continuously demonstrate independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance, and garner scholarly reputation. Appointment duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Required Qualifications: Doctorate degree or its equivalent. Appointment level/rank is dependent upon academic experience, scholarly achievements, funding record, and needs of the ORU.

Preferred Qualifications: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, a commitment to building an independent research program, obtaining independent funding, providing mentoring/training, performing university and community service, and fostering an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Review of applications will commence on September 15, 2020 and will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications (CV, Research Statement, Cover letter, and at least 3 references, at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at:

This academic series is represented by the United Auto Workers of America (UAW) and information about the AR collective bargaining agreement is available on the UCOP website. The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the campus research community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Posted: September 09, 2020