Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience
University of California Santa Barbara Office of Research
United States

Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience Research Institute (Clegg Lab)

Job #JPF01851
  • Office of Research - Neuroscience Research Institute

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 17th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Oct 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Oct 14, 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.


Assistant Project Scientist position in the Neuroscience Research Institute
Anticipated Start Date: October 2020
Salary: Based on UCSB Project Scientist series salary table

Position Description:
The Neuroscience Research Institute invites applications for a part-time (50%) Assistant Project Scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Dennis Clegg to study retinal cell biology, stem cell biology, cell culture, and xeno-free and animal component-free methods of cell culture and stem cell differentiation into ocular cells, as well as carrying out research related to developing stem cell therapies for retinal disease. The appointee will be expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to the research project. Additionally, the appointee will be expected to mentor undergraduate students in cell culture, data presentation and experimental design.

Basic qualifications:
A doctoral degree in molecular and cellular biology or related field is required, along with a minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral experience in work relating to human pluripotent stem cells and differentiation to human retinal pigmented epithelium at the time of application.

Preferred qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have an extensive and excellent record of 1) research in stem cell therapy related to ocular disease, 2) pedagogy and mentorship, 3) management of team projects and writing multiple reports and 4) communication with outside collaborators.

Initial appointment is for one year, part-time (50%) with benefits. Continuation beyond this period will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Apply by October 2, 2020 for primary consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.

Please apply to UC Recruit:

Applicants should submit:
Curriculum Vitae
Statement of Research
Publications (1-3)
Names of 3 References (contact information only)

The Department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research teaching and service.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Santa Barbara

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Top Publication
  • 2nd publication (Optional)
  • 3rd publication (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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