Specialist (Assistant and Associate levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
Company: University of California - Santa Barbara
Location: Santa Barbara
Posted on: November 5, 2019
SPECIALIST (ASSISTANT AND ASSOCIATE LEVELS) IN INTERDISCIPLINARY
BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH APPLY NOW TO SPECIALIST (ASSISTANT AND
ASSOCIATE LEVELS) IN INTERDISCIPLINARY BIOTECHNOLOGY RESEARCH
* Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor - Institute for
Open date: November 1st, 2019
Next review date: Monday, Nov 25, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Saturday, Oct 31, 2020 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 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 scientists, 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 Specialists (in the Associate or
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, 2020. 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 Specialist series engage in specialized research,
professional activity, and University and/or public service.
Specialists 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 may participate in University
and/or public service depending upon funding source and duties of
Candidates for appointment, and subsequent personnel cases, will be
reviewed on the following criteria (which are provided as
guidelines and may be used flexibly where deemed necessary):
1) Performance in research in the defined area of expertise and
2) Professional competence and activity, and
3) University and/or public service
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
* Social media analysis and predictive modeling
* Molecular, cellular, ecosystems, marine science, and biology
* Mechanical Engineering
* Electrical Engineering
* Chemical Engineering
* Computer Science
* Chemistry and biochemistry
* Atomic force
Additional Information related to levels (Specialist series
Assistant Specialists enable research as part of a team and may
provide some independent input into the planning and execution of
the research. They should possess a master s degree (or equivalent
degree) or have five years of experience demonstrating expertise in
the relevant specialization.
Associate Specialists normally provide considerable independent
input into the planning and execution of the research, have a
record of academic accomplishments, including contributions to
published research in the field, and a demonstrated record of
University and/or public service. They should possess a master s
degree (or equivalent degree) or have five to ten years of
experience demonstrating expertise in the relevant
Salary is dependent on experience, qualifications, and hiring
level. The UCSB salary scales may be found at
* Master's degree (or equivalent degree) or have 5 years of
equivalent research experience, at time of application.
* Mentorship/supervision of junior researchers and students.
* Previous research experience in applicable or relevant
To apply, please submit an application and the following to
1) An updated CV (required)
2) Statement of interest/cover letter (required)
3) References (contact information, up to 3 optional)
Please contact the ICB's personnel analyst, Kelsey Van Eyck
(email@example.com) for questions about this recruitment.
The ICB has other pooled recruitments that may be of interest to
potential applicants, including:
Junior Specialists https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01603
Project Scientists https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/JPF01578
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 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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