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Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 14th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Jan 31, 2021 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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.

Position description

The Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position. Montell lab at University of California is seeking an experienced cell and developmental biologist to carry out both independent and collaborative research projects to study the effects of the GTPase Rac on cell behavior in Drosophila and mammalian cells. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching, and services as appropriate to the position.

Basic Qualifications for this position require a PhD in Cell Biology and Developmental Genetics and 5 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of application.

Preferred Qualifications for this position require deep expertise in classical and modern (CRISPR) Drosophila genetics, egg chamber dissections, confocal microscopy, quantitative image analysis including in vivo FRET, mammalian tissue culture, lentivral infections, molecular cloning, phagocytosis assays.

Applicants should arrange for three recommendation letters to be uploaded on their behalf from previous employers, PIs, collaborators, etc.

Applications should be submitted electronically, and must include:
• Cover letter
• Curriculum vitae
• Research Statement
• Three to four first author publications

Applications received by January 31st, 2021 will be given priority consideration, but the position will remain open until filled. This position is for 100% time with an initial appointment duration of one year with the possibility of a renewal for year two. The anticipated start date for this position will be June 2021. To apply please visit

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Publication

  • Publication

  • Publication

  • Publication (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required