Professional Researcher Openings


Genetic network coordinating intracellular trafficking using C. elegans as experimental model

Academic Division:

Biological Sciences

Academic Department:



The Section of Neurobiology in the Division of Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, has one opening for a Project Scientist (non-tenured, Assistant, Associate, or Full rank). Appointment rank is dependent on academic experience and scholarly achievements. This position will provide significant, creative, and innovative contributions to a research project looking at genetic network coordinating intracellular trafficking using C. elegans as experimental model.

The Division of Biological Sciences at UC San Diego is a vibrant center of scientific discovery, innovation, and collaboration. Our large research base spans many areas of biology and has one of the most celebrated graduate programs in the country. We are committed to academic excellence and diversity within faculty, staff, and student body. More information about this recruitment can be found here:

Required qualifications:

Ph.D. in Neurobiology or related field. A minimum of five years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred requirements:

Commitment to mentoring and research training service to build equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Extensive experience in all of the following areas: genetics, molecular biology, microscopy, and knowledge of C. elegans techniques. Experience in writing grants and scientific papers.

Salary Information:

Salary is commensurate with experience and based on the University of California pay scale.

Initial Applicant Review:

The first review of applications will begin on May 26, 2019.

Closing Date:

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled through June 30, 2019.

To Apply:

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel Online Recruit System at Apply for Professional Researcher (Job #JPF02136)

Applications must include:

  • CV
  • Research Statement
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Assistant rank: 3 letters of reference. Associate or Full rank: 5 letters of reference
  • Cover letter (optional)

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