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Professional Researcher (all levels) in the California NanoSystems Institute at The University of California, Santa Barbara

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The California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) is an integrated research facility. Its mission is to encourage university collaboration with industry and to enable the rapid commercialization of discoveries in nanoscience and nanotechnology. CNSI members represent a multi-disciplinary team of some of the world's preeminent scientists from the life and physical sciences, engineering, and medicine. The work conducted at the CNSI represents world-class expertise in four targeted areas of nanosystems-related research including Energy, Environment, Health-Medicine, and Information Technology.

CNSI is actively seeking Professional Researchers (in the full, Associate, and Assistant ranks) to commit effort on CNSI 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 100%.

Professional Researchers are those who engage in independent research equivalent to that required for the Professor series.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at

Basic qualifications:
• Previous research experience in applicable or relevant field
• A doctorate or its equivalent at the time of initial appointment

Additional qualifications:
• Demonstrated independent research effort

Preferred qualifications:
• 3-5 years previous experience in a lab and/or research group
• Previous publication and/or scholarly activity
• Experience as Principal Investigator or Co-PI on awards (or submitted awards)

Please apply to UCRecruit at

To apply, please submit:
1) An updated CV
2) Cover letter
3) 1-3 samples of scholarly publications*
4) Three references (contact information only).

*Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.

Submit completed application by February 20th, 2018 for primary consideration.

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

  • 1-3 Samples of Scholarly Publications - Additional samples of scholarly publications may be requested at a later date.

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)