Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience
University of California Santa Barbara
United States

Assistant Project Scientist in Neuroscience Research Institute (Kosik Lab)

Job #JPF01990
  • Neuroscience Research Institute / Office of Research / UC Santa Barbara

Position overview

Position title:Assistant Project Scientist
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Applications received on or before June 14, 2021 will be given priority consideration; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Position duration: Initial appointment is for one year, full time with benefits. Continuation beyond one year will be based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window

Open date: May 24th, 2021

Next review date: Monday, Jun 14, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jun 30, 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

A position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Kenneth Kosik to conduct research analyzing genomic data from individuals with inherited neurodegenerative diseases. The work will involve collecting phenotypic data, establishing data bases for data access and availability, conduct analyses concerning genomic variation and ancestry. The data analysis will require some software development but mainly utilize existing programs. The appointee will maintain a liason with the researchers who directly collect the genome samples. The appointee will be expected to make significant, original, and creative contributions to the research project, collaborate with other team members, and publish research.

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)

Applicants must have completed all requirements for a PhD in molecular cellular biology and genetics, except the dissertation, at the time of application. Four years of experience in human genetic data analysis, computer programming and population genetics is required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

A PhD is required by time of appointment.

Preferred qualifications

A very solid research and publication record. Experience with medical genetics and clinical knowledge of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and Frontotemporal dementia is preferred.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Research
  • Publication #1
  • Publication #2 (Optional)
  • Publication #3 (Optional)
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Please provide the names and complete contact information for 3 references. The department will conduct a reference check for the finalist before extending an offer.

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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.

Job location

Santa Barbara, CA

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