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UCSF Research Scientist Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: January 31st, 2018
Last review date: February 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: August 1st, 2019
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.


UCSF Research Scientist Position

The University of California, San Francisco is seeking an outstanding Research Scientist candidates for positions in a new Center for Functional Genomics.

Successful applicants will be proficient in any area of quantitative research, broadly defined. We are interested in candidates who develop and employ quantitative methods to understand complex biological systems and have an interest in human gene function. The candidate will develop an independent research program and work synergistically within a research team focusing on the study of genetics and drug targets. The Research Scientist series is used for appointees who engage in independent research equivalent to that required for the Professor series.

Candidate must have a doctorate or its equivalent. Although there is a preference for junior candidates, applicants at all levels including full ranks are encouraged to apply. The initial appointment will be for six years. This position is ideal for scientists who wish to develop a cutting-edge independent research program with exceptional impact in the academic environment yet not need to apply for extramural funds. Although candidates with strong commitments to research and teaching excellence are encouraged to apply, there are no formal didactic teaching responsibilities in this posted position. The successful candidate is expected to oversee a small team of 4-6 trainees and work within a network of other labs focusing on Functional Genomics.

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
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