Job Details

University of California San Diego
  • Position Number: 5047436
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Science - Computer Science


Assistant Project Scientist

University of California San Diego


Position overview
Position title: Assistant Project Scientist Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $90,500-$95,100. The posted UC academic salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2022-23-academic-salary-scales.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/july-2022-salary-scales/t38-b.pdf "Off-scale salaries", i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. Application Window

Open date: December 22, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 22, 2024 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: Friday, May 31, 2024 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

At UC San Diego, we are seeking a Project Scientist to join our research team, in the NanoEngineering Department within the Jacobs School of Engineering. These roles are crucial for individuals who wish to contribute significantly to research projects without the expectation of leading the team or conducting independent research.

Project Scientist will:
  1. Make creative contributions to the research team.
  2. Publish and conduct research under the supervision of a Professor or Professional Research series member.
  3. Potentially serve as Co-Principal Investigators, though not as Principal Investigators. It is important to note that this position do not mandate independent research or the development of an independent research reputation. Also, while university and public service are valued, they are not compulsory, and there are no formal teaching responsibilities. The duration of each appointment is subject to the research project's timeline and the availability of funds.

Our NanoEngineering Department is dedicated to fostering a diverse and inclusive atmosphere among our faculty, staff, and students. We highly regard candidates who have shown achievements in contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion and who are eager to assume a leadership role in advancing the School's diversity initiatives. (http://www.jacobsschool.ucsd.edu/diversity)

This project scientist position will primarily work on the material design and processing design for characterizing Li-S batteries. Therefore, the candidates must have earned their Ph.D. degree in nanoengineering, materials science or a related area. Successful candidates should have experience in research and development in energy storage and conversion materials/devices, especially in:
  1. liquid- and solid-state Lithium-Sulfur Batteries fabrication;
  2. Comprehensive knowledge about energy conversion storage devices;
  3. Semiconductor/cathode materials preparation experience, including but not limited to casting, sintering, heat treatment and spin-coating;
  4. Especially required the experience in material characterizations, including but not limited to FIB, (S)TEM, XPS, IR and Raman testing.

Department: https://ne.ucsd.edu/

Qualifications


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

This project scientist position will primarily work on the material design and processing design for characterizing Li-S batteries. Therefore, the candidates must have earned their Ph.D. degree in nanoengineering, materials science or a related area at the time of application, and at least 3 year of post-doctoral experience.. Successful candidates should have experience in research and development in energy storage and conversion materials/devices, especially in:
  1. liquid- and solid-state Lithium-Sulfur Batteries fabrication;
  2. Comprehensive knowledge about energy conversion storage devices;
  3. Semiconductor/cathode materials preparation experience, including but not limited to casting, sintering, heat treatment and spin-coating;
  4. Especially required the experience in material characterizations, including but not limited to FIB, (S)TEM, XPS, IR and Raman testing.

Preferred qualifications

Current UCSD Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, and commitment to mentoring and research and service to build an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Application Requirements


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter (Optional)
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03849

Help contact: nguaring@ucsd.edu
About UC San Diego

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.

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.

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Job location
La Jolla, CA

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