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Professional Researcher (all levels) in the California NanoSystems Institute at The University of California, Santa Barbara

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 9th, 2018
Last review date: Thursday, Mar 28, 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: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 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.


The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI members represent a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, and medicine. The work conducted at the CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanosystems-related research including Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) invites applications for temporary research positions in the Professional Researcher series (at the Assistant, Associate, and Full levels). Temporary research positions may vary from part-time to full-time and may range from short term to long term. Apply by November 23rd, 2018 for primary consideration; however, applications will be kept active for consideration within the department through October 31, 2019. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Applicants must resubmit a new application letter each year beginning November 1 to retain eligibility.

Professional Researchers are those who engage in independent research equivalent to that required for the Professor series.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at

Basic qualifications:
The minimum requirement to be considered an applicant is the completion of all requirements for a doctoral degree except the dissertation (ABD status) in engineering, life or physical sciences, medicine, or a related field, at the time of application.

Additional qualifications:
Doctoral degree must be conferred by time of appointment.
Previous research experience in applicable or relevant field.
Demonstrated independent research effort.

Preferred qualifications:
3 to 5 years previous experience in a lab and/or research group
Previous publication and/or scholarly activity
Experience as Principal Investigator or Co-PI on awards (or submitted awards)

Please apply to UCRecruit at:

To apply, please submit:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover letter
1-3 samples of scholarly publications*
Three references (contact information only).

*Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.

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, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Sample of Scholarly Publication - Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.

  • Sample of Scholarly Publication - Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.


  • Sample of Scholarly Publication - Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)