Assistant Project Scientist, Marine Microbial Ecology and Biochemistry

University of California-San Diego

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Assistant Project Scientist, Marine Microbial Ecology and Biochemistry

Job #JPF02120


The Climate, Atmospheric Science and Physical Oceanography Division, within the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, is conducting a search for a Project Scientist (non-tenured) with a background in marine microbial ecology and biochemistry to support research activities in Prof. Kimberly A. Prather laboratory. The Project Scientist will be expected to conduct independent research in collaboration with Prof. Prather’s group, as well as working on existing and new research programs led by Prof. Prather.

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. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointments durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Required Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in marine microbiology or equivalent with at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of collaborative research.

Preferred Qualifications: Research interest in marine microbiology, biogeochemistry and the cycling of trace gases. A demonstrated ability to obtain funding (including fellowships, travel awards, and funding proposals).

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

Review of applications will commence on May 31, 2019 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 Scripps Institution of Oceanography 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.”

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Recruitment Period

Last review date:Friday, Jun 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Saturday, Feb 29, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) 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.


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