Assistant Project Scientist - Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology

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Position Overview

  • Position title: Assistant Project Scientist
  • Percent time: 100%
  • Anticipated start: November 2021
  • Position duration: One year with possibility of renewal

Application Window

Open date: September 16th, 2021

Next review date: Friday, Oct 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 1, 2021 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 Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for an Assistant Project Scientist position. The Montell lab at the University of California is seeking an experienced cell and developmental biologist to carry out both independent and collaborative research projects to study the effects of epithelial polarity proteins on 3D cell morphology & migration in Drosophila and using mammalian organoids.

A broad range of knowledge in genetics, cell biology and developmental biology is necessary for the research projects. The individual will play a significant part of the cell migration research team using live imaging and photo manipulation techniques to decipher the molecular mechanisms of motility.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology at the time of application

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

At least 5 years of postdoctoral experience at the time of appointment

Preferred qualifications

Successfully completed a postdoctoral fellowship. An ideal candidate for this position must have outstanding communication skills, have experience in mentoring Drosophila genetics lab, have experience in microscopy best practices and mentoring undergraduate research interns.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter
  • Statement of Research
  • Publication (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 2-5 required (contact information only)

The committee will contact references for top candidates using the reference contact information provided.

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Campus Information

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job Location

Santa Barbara, California

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