Project Scientist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research University of California, Santa Barbara, Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor - Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies United States

Project Scientist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research


  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor - Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies



Open date: November 16th, 2018
Last review date: January 17th, 2019

Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: October 31st, 2019

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.


The Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies (ICB) is an Army-sponsored University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). The ICB is a uniquely interdisciplinary research alliance led by the University of California, Santa Barbara, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology and partners from the Army and industry.


ICB research is driven by more than 50 premier faculty working together with graduate students project scientist, specialists, and professional researchers as interdisciplinary teams of biologists, chemists, physicists, psychologists, physicians, social scientists, and engineers. These teams develop biologically inspired, revolutionary technological innovations in systems and synthetic biology, materials science and engineering, biotechnology tools and cognitive neuroscience.


The ICB is actively seeking Project Scientists (in the full, Associate, and Assistant ranks) to commit effort on ICB projects. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many disciplines and research foci. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2019. The number of positions varies depending on the needs of the department. The use of a pooled recruitment does not guarantee that an open position exists at the time you are applying. Positions may range from part-time to full-time.


Appointees to the Project Scientists make significant and creative contributions to a research or creative project. Appointees may be ongoing members of a research team, or may contribute high-level skills to a specific project for a limited time. Demonstrated capacity for fully independent research or research leadership (at the level of the Researcher series) is not required in this series; however, appointees with the Project Scientist title should have broad range of knowledge and competency and be able to operate at a higher level of independence.


Candidates for appointment, and subsequent personnel cases, will be reviewed on the following criteria:

1) Demonstrated significant, original, and creative contributions to a research or creative program or project
2) Professional competence and activity
3) University and public service (encouraged but not required)


The ICB has a vast research portfolio, indicated by (but not limited to) the following to projects and disciplines:

Systems and synthetic biology
Control and dynamical systems
Photonic and electronic materials
Electronic materials and devices
Cellular structural materials
Biotechnology and biotechnology tools
Cognitive neuroscience
Psychological and brain sciences
Nanofluidics and microfluidics
Biomimetrics and biofilms
Automated analysis in online communication
Social media analysis and predictive modeling
Molecular, cellular, ecosystems, marine science, and biology research
Engineering, materials, and computer science research
Chemistry and biochemistry
Atomic force microscopy


Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at


Basic Qualifications

Appointees to this series must possess a doctorate or its equivalent at the time of application.

Additional Qualifications

Previous research experience in applicable or relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

Mentorship/supervision of junior researchers and students.


To apply, please submit the following to

1) An updated CV
2) Statement of interest/cover letter
3) Name and contact info of 3 references


Samples of scholarly work are optional, but may be requested at a later date if not provided at time of application.


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.


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.



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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Samples of scholarly work - 1-3 samples of published, in print, submitted, or in-preparation scholarly work (article, book chapter, book, etc.). 

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)



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