Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology
University of California San Diego
United States

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Biology


Job #JPF03634
  • INST OF ENG IN MEDICINE / Other Departments / UC San Diego

Position overview

Position title:Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist
Salary range: A reasonable salary range estimate for this position is $56,600-$137,600. 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: June 14, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Jun 29, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Aug 31, 2023 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 Institute of Engineering in Medicine ( at the University of California, San Diego, is conducting and open search for an Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist knowledgeable in the areas of Basic Science, Molecular Biology or related and/or Neurosciences.

Dr. Michael G. Rosenfeld at IEM is seeking a Specialist researcher to perform molecular biology research related to Alzheimer’s Disease pathogenesis and therapy. Emphasis will be on cell type- specific effects of HSV1 RNAs in human AD brains and AD model systems.

Job duties may include but will not be limited to:

  1. Cloning, PCR, and mutagenesis, using standard molecular cell biology techniques including transfections and/or viral transductions, protein purification, gel electrophoresis, Western blot, snRNA-seq and sn ATACseq, GRO-seq, CRISPRi, etc.
  2. Optimizing biochemical assays and/or cell-based assays
  3. Planning and/or performing complex experiments
  4. Performing injections and primary cell isolations in animal procedures
  5. Interpreting, documenting, summarizing and presenting experimental results in individual and/or group meetings
  6. Evaluating and recommending new emerging technologies, approaches, and problems
  7. Analyzing and/or interpreting large data sets using Machine Learning, Next Generation Sequencing, etc.
  8. Preparing and/or writing manuscripts and grant applications under supervision

Specialists at UCSD are academic appointees who are engaged in any specialized research, professional activity, and University and/or public service and who do not have any formal teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions to the research enterprise of the University and to achieve recognition in the professional and scientific community. Specialists at UCSD are represented by the UAW Contract:



Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Master’s degree in Basic Science, Molecular Biology or related and/or Neurosciences, or possession of a baccalaureate degree plus three or more years of research experience. The incumbent must have experience with standard molecular biology techniques and mammalian cell culture and biochemistry.

Preferred qualifications

PhD or equivalent terminal degree in Basic Science, Molecular Biology or related and/or Neurosciences as well as substantial hands-on research experience in biomedical sciences.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research and Job-Related Experience

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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Campus Information

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 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.

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Job location

San Diego, CA

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