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Junior Specialists in Mechanical Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 8th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, May 25, 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 Department of Mechanical Engineering invites applications for a pool of qualified temporary research Junior Specialist positions. This is a pooled recruitment, and appointments are subject to availability of funding and departmental needs, and may be part-time or full-time. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2020. The pool will close on October 31, 2020; if you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pooled position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.
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.

Junior Specialists enable research as part of a team. At the time of application they must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in Mechanical Engineering or a related STEM field: Bioengineering and Systems Biology; Computational Science and Engineering; Dynamic Systems, Controls, and Robotics; Micro/Nanoscale Systems; Solid Mechanics, Structures, & Materials; Thermofluid Sciences and Fluid Mechanics.

A research record or demonstrate potential in the areas of: Bioengineering and Systems Biology; Computational Science and Engineering; Dynamic Systems, Control and Robotics; Micro and Nanoscale Engineering; Solid Mechanics, Materials and Structures; and Thermalfluid Sciences and Fluid Mechanics, is preferred.

Please submit your application to UC Recruit:

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

Complete Application by 05/25/2020 for Primary Consideration; additional review dates may be added in order to accommodate department needs.

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)