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University of California San Diego
  • Position Number: 5176042
  • Location: La Jolla, CA
  • Position Type: Medicine - Radiology

Assistant, Associate or Full Project Scientist - Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences

University of California San Diego

Position overview
Position title: Radiation Medicine & Applied Sciences Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $71,500 - $95,000. The posted UC academic salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the following table for the salary scale for this position: Application Window

Open date: April 11, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Apr 28, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Apr 11, 2025 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 Radiation Medicine and Applied Sciences ( within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientists to join the McDonald Lab.

The Project Scientists will make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project in their academic discipline. Under the supervision of the Principal Investigators, the Project Scientists will function independently, and the role includes:
1) designing, managing, and conducting experiments;
2) training and teaching students and others in the field of study;
3) leading and making innovative and significant contributions to the project(s);
4) participating and presenting at scientific meetings;
5) writing scientific reports, manuscripts, and grants for submission and/or publication.

Appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist level will be based on the candidate's background and experience.

A link to the full description of the Project Scientist series is provided for your review:




Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a PhD in Neurosciences and/or Computer Science.

Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of demonstrated experience in quantitative structural and functional neuroimaging, neurophysiology, deep learning/AI, epilepsy, coding, and image processing.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with 4 or more years of postdoctoral or equivalent experience, mentorship, and research training service are preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • 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)
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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