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Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist in Physics

University of California, San Diego – Department of Physics
UCSD, La Jolla
A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,500 to $188,400
Posting live until
21 May 2024

Job Details

The Department of Physics within the Division of Physical Sciences at UCSD is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body, and invites applications from qualified individuals for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist for an open search.

The candidate is responsible for effectively leading teams and collaborating with colleagues while demonstrating the capacity to work autonomously. It is the candidate's responsibility that involves effectively teaching and guiding students and postdocs within the group. At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but may not necessarily be a leader of a research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation, but will publish and carry out research under the supervision of a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Areas of research may include but are not limited to: astrophysics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, biological physics, condensed matter, high energy physics, neurophysics, particle physics, and plasma physics. All positions are subject to availability of funding. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled based on the on-going needs of the Physics Department.


The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California prohibits smoking and tobacco use at all University controlled properties.

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The first students to enroll at the new UC San Diego in 1960 were graduate students in physics. Today, our graduate program in physics ranks among the top 25 in the country. Housed within the School of Physical Sciences and located in historic Revelle College, the department is at the heart of science education and research at UC San Diego. Teaching over 22,000 enrolled undergraduate and graduate students each year and publishing hundreds of scientific papers in prestigious journals, the UC San Diego Department of Physics is home to some of the best and brightest scientists from around the world. 

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9287 S Scholars Dr.
La Jolla
United States

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