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Recruitment Period

Open date: May 9th, 2019

Next review date: Wednesday, Sep 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Nov 9, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


University of California San Francisco Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS)
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

The UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) is seeking a full-time or part-time faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with expertise in health services research, health economics, or a related field. Qualified applicants may also serve as the Assistant or Co-Director of TRANSPERS. The Center, founded in 2008, is a global leader in developing objective evidence on the translation of personalized/precision medicine and other new technologies into clinical care and health policy.

The position focuses on developing and sustaining high-quality research that is relevant to the mission of the Department and TRANSPERS. The faculty member will lead his/her own research projects as well as contribute to TRANSPERS focused research by leveraging and building existing expertise and developing new areas of growth. The faculty member will be integrated into the Department’s teaching and service activities. There is initial funding available for 1-2 years.

This position also offers the possibility for a joint affiliate appointment in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS). PRL-IHPS, which was established in 1972, is the first interdisciplinary health policy research group to be part of a major health sciences campus. Their unique contribution is the ability to apply a multi-disciplinary perspective in collaboration with others within and outside the Institute and the University.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or other relevant, terminal degree (e.g., PharmD, MD) with training and expertise in health services research, health economics, health policy, health outcomes or related fields. Education and/or experience in personalized/precision medicine or related topics is strongly preferred but not required. Successful applicants will either have a successful track record of publications and external grant funding or strong evidence of their ability to achieve these objectives. Expertise and interest in the following areas is particularly desired: coverage and reimbursement policy, economic evaluation and methods, interdisciplinary and mixed methods research, systematic evidence reviews and registry development, pharmaceutical outcomes, and cancer care and prevention. We also value applicants with evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders and organizations at all levels. Other desirable attributes are: demonstrated evidence of leadership abilities, ability to work both independently and in teams and a desire to become a leader in academia or related organizations.

UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS)
TRANSPERS, located in the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, brings together a broad spectrum of experts from across the world — from academia, government, and groups representing patients, providers, and payers — to examine critical issues that impact the translation of personalized medicine into practice and policy. Using an evidence-based approach, we launch projects and establish working groups to explore key areas including healthcare utilization, reimbursement and coverage policies, costs and cost-effectiveness, evidence development and evaluation, decision-making (patient, provider, payer, and government), and policy. TRANSPERS has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since its founding in 2008, as well as by other organizations.

Interested candidates must apply online at: with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted without permission).

Deadline for applications: Nov. 9 (start date is negotiable). Applications received by Sept 30 will receive priority consideration.

UCSF 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.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)