Project Scientist

The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at The University of California, Santa Barbara is composed of 28 faculty who carry out leading edge research in several core areas of experimental psychology, including cognition and the perceptual sciences, development and evolutionary psychology, neuroscience and behavior, and social psychology.

Psychological & Brain Sciences is actively seeking Project Scientists (in the Full, Associate, and Assistant ranks) to commit effort on departmental projects. This is a large, pooled recruitment covering many areas and research foci within the field of Psychology. Screening of applicants is ongoing and will continue as needed through October 31, 2017. 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 0% (without salary) to 100% time, for up to one year in duration (initial appointment).

Appointees to the Project Scientist title 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 (at the level of the Researcher series) is not required in this series; however, appointees with the Project Scientist title should have broad range of knowledge and competency and be able to operate at a higher level of independence. Qualified applicants must possess, at minimum, a doctorate or its equivalent at the time of initial appointment and have previous research experience in the field of Psychology or relevant area. Interested applicants should submit their CV, statement of interest, and at minimum, two letters of recommendation to

For more information regarding the Project Scientist series, please visit the Academic Personnel website.

The department is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and 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.