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Candidates for faculty positions at UCSD are recruited directly by the individual departments, and the positions contained on this website are limited to Chemistry & Biochemistry recruitments. Please refer to the UCSD Academic Affairs https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu website if you are interested in learning about opportunities in other departments. When submitting application materials for review, please respond specifically as noted in the announcement. Candidates who wish to provide information on their contributions to outreach and diversity are welcome to do so.

Assistant Professor- Organic and Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/) and the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (https://pharmacy.ucsd.edu/) at UC San Diego are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this search is in the area of Organic and Medicinal Chemistry. Specific areas of interest are synthetic organic chemistry, methodology development, drug discovery, and pharmaceutical chemistry.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of organic chemistry and drug development. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the teaching of graduate and undergraduate students in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, including teaching lab and lecture courses, and teaching PharmD students within the Pharmaceutical Chemistry series in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Basic qualifications:
-Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, or Chemical Biology, or a closely related field.

Additional qualifications:
-Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2020.

Preferred qualifications:
-Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education with a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences.

-Served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:
•Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf

Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02333

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Postdoctoral Fellow in RNA Biochemistry and Bioninformatics

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellowship is available immediately in the McHugh Lab in the area of RNA biochemistry and bioinformatics. This research project focuses on the discovery of new roles for non-coding RNAs. Our multidisciplinary research team is investigating mechanisms of long non-coding RNA function in human cancers. Over 20,000 non-coding RNAs have recently been identified in the human genome, and aberrant expression of many of these RNA transcripts is associated with cancer and other diseases. We use a combination of bioinformatics, molecular and cell biology, genomics, proteomics, and biochemistry approaches to identify new RNA-protein interactions and decipher the molecular functions of this new class of molecules. Successful candidates will be part of a stimulating and collaborative scientific environment with cutting-edge techniques, instrumentation, and facilities. The McHugh laboratory is located on the UC San Diego campus in the vibrant research community of La Jolla, California.

 

Successful candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, MD/PhD, or MD), be highly motivated, and possess strong training in biochemistry, bioinformatics and high-throughput RNA and DNA sequencing. A solid publication record and training to perform independent research are required for further consideration. Qualified candidates should be proficient in computer programming (R and/or Python). An individual with experience in both sample preparation and data analysis for high-throughput sequencing is preferred. Postdocs will be mentored by Prof. McHugh who is committed to the career development of trainees.

 

The initial appointment will be for one year, potentially renewable for additional years; durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. Position includes a competitive salary and generous benefits through the UC system.

 

To apply, send cover letter and a CV with addresses of three references to c1mchugh@ucsd.edu.

 

For more information, please visit our website at http://mchughlab.ucsd.edu

 

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Assistant, Associate or Full Level Project Scientist

The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is conducting an open search for Assistant, Associate or Full level Project Scientists (non-tenured) in various academic disciplines. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure-track position may become available for the 2019-2020 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

At UC San Diego, Project Scientists are academic researchers who are expected to make significant and creative contributions to a research team, but are not necessarily leaders of the research team. They are not required to carry out independent research or develop an independent research reputation but will publish and carry out research or creative programs with supervision by a member of the Professor or Professional Research series. Project Scientists may not serve as a Principal Investigator but may serve as Co-Principal Investigators with members of the Professor or Research Scientist series. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and they do not have formal teaching responsibilities. Appointment durations vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding.

Required Qualification: Must have Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree in Chemistry/Biochemistry or related field prior to start of appointment. Appointment level is dependent on academic experience, scholarly achievements, and needs of the Department.

Preferred Qualification: Postdoctoral or equivalent experience, commitment to a research program, funding, mentoring/training university and community service, and to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

Review of applications will commence on November 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on published University of California pay scales.

Applications: (CV, Cover Letter, Research Statement, Statement of Contribution to Diversity at minimum) must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system, AP-On-Line Recruit, at: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF02261.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Assistant Professor in Synthesis, Materials and Chemical Biology

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Excellence search, for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Chemical Biology or Materials. Candidates with research interests in organic, organometallic, polymer or materials chemistry are particularly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field prior to the start of appointment and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. We especially welcome candidates who have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, and can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan. Candidates should present any previous experience having served as a role model in mentoring others. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.)

Teaching in organic chemistry or inorganic chemistry, and related topics, will be expected. Ideally, the candidate will have skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on October 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a curriculum vitae with list of publications and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) a statement of past and proposed research, 2) a statement of past and proposed teaching, and 3) a statement on past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02230

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link: http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html .

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

 

Assistant Professor in Chemistry/Biochemistry & Pharmacology

The Department of Pharmacology in the School of Medicine (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pharmacology) and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu) at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this search is in the broad area of Imaging in Optical Microscopy and CryoElectron Microscopy (cryoEM). Specific areas of interest are cellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods for image analysis and quantitative analysis of complex systems, and cryoEM with a focus on membrane proteins. 

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biochemistry/biophysics and pharmacology. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate pharmaceutical chemistry and biochemistry majors in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2019. 

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University's diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/).

A link to full descriptions of the Ladder Rank is provided for your review:

Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02051

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 

Assistant Professor in Physical Chemistry

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego (http://chemistry.ucsd.edu/ ) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and invites applications for an Excellence search, for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor in the area of Physical Chemistry, broadly defined. Areas of strong interest include theoretical/computational, materials, atmospheric, biophysical as well as novel instrumentation. Candidates must have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and a demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. In addition, successful candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education. A successful candidate must have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase the access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. In particular, the candidate will have participated in, contributed to, or created such programs, and can articulate how this experience helped shape their plan. Candidates should present any previous experience having served as a role model in mentoring others. Successful candidates will demonstrate a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (http://diversity.ucsd.edu/). Applications should include a statement describing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html.)

Teaching excellence at the undergraduate and graduate levels in general, physical, analytical, or environmental chemistry are expected depending on candidate’s background and specialization. Ideally, the candidate will have demonstrated skills and interest in teaching lab and lecture courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must receive their Ph.D. before July 1, 2020. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will commence on November 1, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Please submit a curriculum vitae with list of publications and reprints of up to five representative papers. Please also include separate statements for each of the following: 1) a statement of past and proposed research interests, 2) a statement of past and proposed teaching and mentoring, and 3) a statement of past and forthcoming plans for contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion (see http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html for additional information on how to write this statement). Candidates must also arrange to have at least three letters of reference addressing research, teaching, and professional service posted to the above website by the deadline.

Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02263

Information on contributions to diversity statements can be found at the following link: http://physicalsciences.ucsd.edu/faculty/contributions-to-diversity-statements.html .

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at http://aps.ucsd.edu/services/pop/index.html.

UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Temporary Lecturer 20-21

 

THE DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY within the Division of Physical Sciences at UC San Diego seeks to establish a pool of outstanding instructors for undergraduate courses in all areas of chemistry. Pending budgetary approval, one or more non tenure -track lectureships may become available for the 2020-2021 academic year. All areas of chemistry and biochemistry will be considered.

A Ph.D. in Chemistry or related field and teaching experience is required prior to appointment. Ph.D. candidates may apply; however, the Ph.D. must be awarded before any offer of employment will be made.

Research experience, two supportive letters of references , strong record of mentorship, teaching experience in both lecture and laboratory-based settings, and a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion are highly desirable.

The 9-month salary and level of appointment are based on qualifications and UC payscale.

Applications received by June 1, 2020 will be given priority consideration. Applications received up to February 28, 2020 will be considered if openings are still available.

Apply via: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/apply/JPF02464

Candidate s are required to submit:

  1. CV
  2. Teaching evaluations from up to four recent teaching experiences, including comprehensive set of comments from students . Evaluations should come from large class s if available . (Please include a legend to help interpret the scale and rubric for evaluation.)
  3. 1-page teaching statement.
  4. Statement describing past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Up to three miscellaneous /additional documents (optional) may be provided.

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, or status as a protected veteran.