Assistant Project Scientist Pool - Physics Department

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Assistant Project Scientist Pool - Physics Department                                                                                                   

Job #JPF02645

Physics / College of Letters & Science - Mathematical, Life, and Physical Sciences / UC Santa Barbara

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Position title: Assistant Project Scientist

Salary range: The posted UC system-wide salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 37B for the salary range at UCSB. A reasonable estimated full-time rate for this position at 100% time is $73,300 to $89,300/ year. “Off-scale salaries” and other components of pay, i.e., a salary that is higher than the published system-wide salary at the designated rank and step, are offered when necessary to meet competitive conditions. Percent time: varies

Anticipated start: Varies

Position duration: The initial appointment is generally one year. However, in some cases, the initial appointment could be more than one year.


Open date: February 29, 2024

Next review date: Monday, Mar 18, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 28, 2025 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.


The Department of Physics at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites applications for a pool of qualified Assistant Project Scientists to conduct research and collaborate with faculty and other researchers in all our disciplines including Physics, Astrophysics and Cosmology, Biophysics, Condensed Matter Experimental Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, High Energy Experimental Physics, High Energy Theory, Gravity and Relativity and Mathematical Physics.

The position will remain open until February 28, 2025 to accommodate department needs. If you would like to continue to be considered after that time, and the pool position is advertised again, you will need to submit a new application.

Please note: 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 100% time. See the "Next Review Date" specified in UC Recruit to learn whether the department is currently reviewing applications for an upcoming opening. If there is no future review date specified, your application may not be considered at this time.

The Assistant Project Scientist title is given only to those who 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 as required in the Researcher series are not required in this series. However, a broad range of knowledge and competency and a higher level of independence than appointees in the Specialist series are expected. Assistant Project Scientists may participate in university and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of the position.

Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring level.

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



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a PhD (or equivalent) degree in a relevant field at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Educational background in the relevant areas of research.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. Cover Letter

Reference requirements

3 required (contact information only)

Provide the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of the references. References will be contacted via email or phone for those who make the short list after the interview

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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 Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.


Santa Barbara, CA


Posted 2/29/24 - 2/28/25