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Assistant Project Scientist

Position overview

Position title: Assistant Project Scientist

Application Window

Open September 10th, 2021 through Wednesday, Nov 10, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

The Department of Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles, seeks applicants for an Assistant Project Scientist. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Sciences, or in a related field. The candidate must have demonstrated skills and experience in clumped isotope analysis, clumped isotope solid-state reordering modeling, and heavy stable and radiogenic isotopic analysis. It is expected that this individual have first-author and collaborative publications in these areas. Primary research objectives of the position are to advance research with clumped isotopes on ancient rocks, that have been impacted by solid-state reordering, and to study kinetic isotope effects associated with biological processes.

Successful candidates will be expected to perform team based research in order to contribute to and publish results in scientific journals, present results at national and/or international meetings, mentor graduate students, and participate in the UCLA journal club and other professional development opportunities including outreach/community engagement with groups under-represented in STEM. This position is full-time (100%) and is expected to be 6-months in duration.

To apply, candidates must submit a (a) CV, (b) cover letter, (c) statement of research interests and experience, (d) a statement of contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, and (e) the names of three – five individuals familiar with the candidate’s work who can serve as references. Applications will be accepted via the UC Recruit website at beginning September 10, 2021. The deadline to submit your application is November 10, 2021.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    Ph.D. in Geology, Earth Sciences, or in a related field

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Reference contact information is being requested of applicants. References may be asked to provide a letter of recommendation.

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Campus Information

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. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA