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Temporary Researchers (Project Scientist Series) for Materials Science and Engineering • 2020

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 2nd, 2020

Last review date: Friday, Jun 12, 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 Materials Department invites applications for temporary research positions in the area of Materials Science and Engineering. Appointments in the Project Scientist Series will be for one year with the possibility of limited reappointments on an annual basis in accordance with applicable personnel policies and availability of funding. Positions may range from part-time to 100%.

Appointees to the Project Scientist Series are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Project Scientists may participate in University and/or public service depending upon funding source and the duties of the position.

The initial review date is March 16, 2020; however, the screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed. Applications will be kept active for consideration within the department until October 31, 2020. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. Applicants must resubmit a new application each year beginning November 1 to retain eligibility.

Basic Qualifications:
Appointees must have completed all requirements for a PhD (or equivalent) except the dissertation, at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications: PhD must be conferred by appointment start date.

Preferred Qualifications: Include an outstanding specialized research record or demonstrated research in the areas of Materials Science and Engineering, which includes the preferred research areas of electronic and photonics materials, inorganic materials, macromolecular and biomolecular materials, and structural materials.

Please submit your application to UC Recruit:

You must include the following:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
Statement of Research
Names of 3 References (contact information only)

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.

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

  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)