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Experimental Neuropathologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 31st, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Nov 19, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Dec 1, 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.


Experimental Neuropathologist
Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at the University of California San Francisco
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Adjunct or In Residence series

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) and the Departments of Pathology and Neurology at UCSF invite applications for a faculty position with expertise in the neuropathology of traumatic brain injury.

The position seeks an exceptional physician scientist (MD or MD/PhD) at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Adjunct or In Residence series who will participate in a vibrant drug discovery program focused on therapeutics that stop the formation of tau prions in patients with chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other tauopathies including Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The successful candidate will spend 60% of his or her time participating in a rigorous laboratory-based research program focused on slowing or clearing tau prions in patients with the goal of stopping these deadly maladies. The candidate will also participate in the development of transgenic mouse models that exhibit the critical neuropathological features of CTE, AD and other tauopathies. Detailed analyses of autopsy specimens from CTE and AD cases as well as from transgenic mice receiving effective lead compounds will be required. The successful candidate will be encouraged to spend up to 40% of his or her time developing an independent research program in neurodegenerative diseases (NDs) and to obtain independent grant support. There will also be opportunities to teach neuropathology to medical and graduate students as well as post-doctoral fellows and residents. Accredited residency training in neuropathology is required and board certification in neuropathology is preferred. MD or MD/PhD degrees are required. Experience in the organization and/or oversight of human brain tissue banking systems will be considered as additional strengths.

The selected candidate will have a joint appointment in the Departments of Pathology and Neurology. This is a rare opportunity for accomplished and highly motivated individuals to join a team of outstanding investigators at the IND located at UCSF's burgeoning Mission Bay campus.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at and submit a curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, and names and contact information of three references.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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


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