Job Title: Assistant, Associate, or Full Project Scientist in Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering

Location of Position: La Jolla, California

Employing Institution: University of California, San Diego

Description of Position: The Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), at the University of California, San Diego, is conducting an open search for Project Scientists (non-tenured Assistant, Associate or Full level).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. Project scientist positions are similar to postdoctoral fellow positions, but carry more responsibilities, a higher salary, and are typically of longer duration. Project Scientists 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 faculty. University and public service are encouraged but not required, and this position does not have formal teaching responsibilities. Research areas could include but are not limited to: Aerospace, Controls, Design, Engineering Education, Environmental, Fluid Mechanics & Heat Transfer, Info Storage, Mechanics & Materials, Robotics, Systems Engineering, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Medical Devices, Combustion, Plasma & Fusion, and Renewables. Appointments and duration vary depending on the length of the research project and availability of funding. Initial review of applications will commence on June 20th, 2022 and will remain open until filled based on the on-going needs in the MAE Department. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Applications must be submitted to the UCSD on-line application collection system. Applications will not be considered unless submitted through our online system.

Minimum Qualifications: (required at time of application) Doctorate degree at the time of application.

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


Application Procedure: Applicant must apply through (no other submission modes accepted):

Contact Information: Aubrey Rudd, [email protected]


Closing Date: 6/5/2023