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Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: December 2021
Position duration: One year with the possibility of renewal

Application Window

Open date: October 11th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Nov 1, 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: Monday, Dec 13, 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. The Montell lab at the University of California is seeking a scientist who has a broad range of knowledge and competency in Drosophila. The Assistant Project Scientist will play a significant role in conducting research for a creative project . The project concerns studying molecular mechanisms of cell movement in Drosophila ovarian development. The scientist will design and conduct experiments to interrogate the functions of the spliceosome, innexin proteins, and microtubule post translational modifications in collective border cell migration. The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Biology at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

At least five years of postdoctoral experience with Drosophila molecular genetic.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in Image processing with Image J, preparation of figures for publication

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • First Author Publication

  • First Author Publication

Reference requirements
  • 2-4 required (contact information only)

The committee will contact references for top candidates using the reference contact information provided.

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Campus Information

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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Santa Barbara, California