Biomedical Engineering

Project Scientist Position(s) Available

The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications from qualified candidates for one or more Project Scientist positions. We aim to recruit an outstanding individual with the appropriate background and/or experience capable of interacting with our many collaborators and working without supervision.

Candidates should have a PhD in biology, engineering, the physical sciences, or related field. A broad range of skills in biological techniques/instrumentation, good interpersonal and organization skills, and strong communication (oral and written) skills are required. Candidates should have 1-3 years of post-PhD experience.

The position is funded by multiple extramural grants addressing topics related to angiogenesis, tumor biology, stem cell biology, cardiomyocyte biology, microfluidics devices, and drug development.

It is anticipated that approximately 70-90% of the time will be spent designing and implementing original research experiments, assisting in the creation of new grant applications, and writing original manuscripts. The remaining 10-30% of the time will be devoted to the organization and management of the lab, which will include participation in the daily activities of the lab including maintenance of equipment, and training of other researchers (e.g., graduate students) in the scientific method as well as biological techniques (e.g., qPCR). Renewal of the contract will be contingent upon the availability of adequate funding and performance.

Required materials include a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and contact information for 3-5 letters of reference. Interested candidates should submit all materials via the web-based online submission system (

The deadline for full consideration is July 14, 2017; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The UC Davis College of Engineering is committed to building a diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds to the changing population and educational needs of California and the nation. The University of California is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.