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

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 20th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Aug 3, 2020 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, Oct 31, 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.


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 ) is actively seeking Project Scientists to commit effort on CNSI projects. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2020.

The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Positions may range from part-time to full-time.

Please note: The use of a temporary research titles pool does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. See the “Next Review Date” specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

Appointees to the Project Scientists series make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project. Appointees may be ongoing members of a research team, or may contribute high-level skills to a specific project for a limited time. Demonstrated capacity for fully independent research or research leadership (at the level of the Researcher series) is not required in this series; however, appointees with the Project Scientist title should have broad range of knowledge and competency and be able to operate at a higher level of independence.

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

Basic qualifications

  • Appointees to this series must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation at the time of application.

Additional qualifications

  • PhD by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

  • 3+ years of research experience in applicable or relevant field.
  • Mentorship/supervision of junior researchers and students.

To apply, please submit an application and the following to

1) An updated CV (required)
2) Statement of interest/cover letter (required)
3) 3 References (contact information)

*If publications are listed on the CV, please include DOI links (direct links) to all publications. Please note, copies of publications may be requested at a later date if DOI links are unavailable.

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

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)