Job:Project Scientist in Neurobiology at UC San Diego
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The Department of Neurobiology in the School of Biological Sciences is conducting an open search for Project Scientists (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full level). At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. University and public service are encouraged but not required and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointments and duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. Research topics could include but are not limited to: neural circuits, neural transmitter switching, genetics, cholinergic transmission, axon guidance, and synapse formation and neurodevelopmental disorders.

The School of Biological Sciences at UCSD is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.;

Qualifications :

• Ph.D. in Neurobiology or related field. • Commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. • A minimum of 4 years of postdoctoral experience in one or more of the following areas: neural circuits, neural transmitter switching, genetics, cholinergic transmission, axon guidance, synapse formation, and neurodevelopmental disorders.


• Cover Letter • Curriculum Vitae • Statement of Research • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information. • 3-5 References. • 3-5 Publications. For information on preparing diversity statements and School-wide initiatives to promote diversity, see:


A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,500-$188,400. 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: Salary Scale Represented and Salary Scale Non-Represented “Off-scale salaries”, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions.

How to apply

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

Initial Review Date: Review of applications will commence on April 8, 2024, and will continue until position is filled.

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