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Project Scientist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 3rd, 2017
Next review date: March 9th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: October 31st, 2018
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.

Description

The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) is an Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ICB is a uniquely interdisciplinary research alliance led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and partners from the Army and industry.

ICB research is driven by more than 50 premier faculty working together with graduate students project scientist, specialists, and professional researchers as interdisciplinary teams of biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, physicians, social scientists, and engineers. These teams develop biologically inspired, revolutionary technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, materials science and engineering, biotechnology tools and cognitive neuroscience.

The ICB is actively seeking Project Scientists (in the full, Associate, and Assistant ranks) to commit effort on ICB 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, 2018. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part-time to full-time.

Appointees to the Project Scientists 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.

Candidates for appointment, and subsequent personnel cases, will be reviewed on the following criteria:

1) Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
2) Professional competence and activity
3) University and public service (encouraged but not required)

The ICB has a vast research portfolio, indicated by (but not limited to) the following to projects and disciplines:

Systems and synthetic biology
Control and dynamical systems
Photonic and electronic materials
Electronic materials and devices
Cellular structural materials
Biotechnology and biotechnology tools
Cognitive neuroscience
Psychological and brain sciences
Medical/biomedical
Nanofluidics and microfluidics
Biomimetrics and biofilms
Automated analysis in online communication
Social media analysis and predictive modeling
Molecular, cellular, ecosystems, marine science, and biology research
Engineering, materials, and computer science research
Chemistry and biochemistry
Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at https://ap.ucsb.edu/compensation.and.benefits/ucsb.salary.scales/

Basic Qualifications

  • Appointees to this series must possess a doctorate or its equivalent at the time of initial appointment.

Additional Qualifications

  • Previous research experience in applicable or relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Mentorship/supervision of junior researchers and students.

To apply, please submit the following to https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01131
1) An updated CV
2) Statement of interest/cover letter
3) Name and contact info of at least 3 references

Samples of scholarly publications and/or recommendation letters may be requested at a later date.

Equal Opportunity:

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

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