Job Opportunity: University of California, San Diego, Research Scientists

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 (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate or Full level) in various academic disciplines. At UC San Diego, Research Scientists ( ) are academic researchers who carry out independent research and creative programs, equivalent to that required for the Professor series, develop an independent research reputation, and independently publish. Research Scientists should serve as a Principal Investigator and have the major responsibility and leadership for their research programs. University and public service are required, such as service on research review boards, but they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. An appointee in this series must demonstrate continuous and effective engagement in independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.
Required Qualifications: Doctorate degree or its equivalent. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, funding record, and needs of the ORU.

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

Review of applications will commence on August 13, 2018 and will be ongoing. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales. Applications (CV, Research Statement, and Cover letter, at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: The Office of Research Affairs at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the academic, staff, and student body. UCSD is an AA/EOE/M/F/D/V” or “EOE/AA/M/F/VET/DISABILITY.