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Full Time Assistant Adjunct Professor Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 17th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Sep 16, 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: Wednesday, Feb 17, 2021 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.


Full Time Assistant Adjunct Professor Position
University of California-San Francisco
Recruitment Period: XXX


The Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (CMP) at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting a basic science researcher for a full-time Assistant Adjunct Professor position. The selected candidate will join the Host-Pathogen Mapping Initiative (HPMI) (, a multi-disciplinary team of systems and structural biologists, as well as infectious disease experts and clinicians, with the goal of exploring the molecular details that define pathogen virulence and host immunity. The HPMI group aims to systematically map the physical and genetic interaction networks for a variety of diverse infectious pathogens, and ultimately integrate the network, structure, and functional data within and across disease platforms to identify common biological pathways and complexes in the host that can be therapeutically targeted with potential broad-spectrum activity.

The successful candidate will lead the proteomic efforts for HPMI including large-scale protein-protein interaction (PPI) and cross-linking mass spectrometry (XL-MS) studies investigating host-pathogen protein complexes and networks on a systems to structure level. As an independent investigator, the candidate will: (1) perform experiments; (2) develop and implement new proteomic workflows; (3) analyze proteomic data; (4) provide scientific oversight of the project including review and advice on experimental design, data interpretation, and long-term planning to her or his team and colleagues; and (5) write manuscripts and applications for federally sponsored research.

The applicant must have a PhD and/or MD degree in systems biology, biochemistry or a related field, and a strong track record of developing and leveraging innovative proteomic-based systems or structure research, with emphasis on host-pathogen interactions preferred.
Candidates must have research experience in developing and applying in vitro and in vivo XL-MS approaches, mapping dynamic protein interaction networks, and using integrative modeling for protein complex structure determination.

A strong research record is essential, including evidence of publishing in high impact peer-reviewed journals and experience in writing and submitting proposals for federally sponsored research. Applicants will have strong written, verbal, and presentation skills and an ability to communicate and work in an interdisciplinary team environment. In addition, she or he should have excellent management skills with experience teaching, mentoring, and advising students and trainees.

Required Skills:
● Cross-linking mass spectrometry (XL-MS)
● Affinity purifications
● Proteomic data analyses
● Extensive experience with molecular biology lab techniques and cell culture
● Design and manage large scale proteomic projects
● Demonstrated experience as a research project lead
● Manage multiple diverse and collaborative projects between multiple laboratories
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Success in securing external research funding
● High productivity and successful record publishing in high impact journals

Preferred skills:
● Infection of cultured human cells with virus and bacteria
● Culturing primary human cells
● Integrative structure modeling
● Global (DDA, DIA) and targeted quantitative mass spectrometry
● Covalent Labeling-MS (CL-MS)
● Community outreach

Rank and compensation will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates must apply online at Applicants must provide the following: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, and the contact information (names, titles, and e-mail addresses) of three references. To receive full consideration, please submit all materials prior to the initial review date.

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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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