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Assistant, Associate, or Full In Residence Professor – Department of Neurological Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 17th, 2019

Last review date: Wednesday, Jan 22, 2020 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: Thursday, Jun 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.

Position description

Assistant, Associate, or Full In Residence Professor – Department of Neurological Surgery
University of California, San Francisco

Revolutionary technologies enable pioneering research that will create tomorrow’s transformative, gene-based medicines. To advance these approaches, the Department of Neurological Surgery and it’s Brain Tumor Center is offering a faculty position to lead an effort in developing gene editing technologies for treating brain tumors. The successful applicant will use genetic and genomic approaches to understand the fundamentals of cancer biology, such as genetic pathway interactions, epigenetic changes and cell-type variations, and how genetic and epigenetic genome editing can be used in the treatment of brain tumors.

The applicant must have a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. in Genetics, Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular, Cellular, Developmental Biology, or a related field. Experience working with genome editing and neuronal cell models (e.g., differentiation of hiPSC to neurons or rodent primary neuronal cultures) is expected. Wet-lab experience with whole-genome assays (e.g., 4C, HiC, off-target analysis) is also preferred. Applicants should have an established track record of success in a research environment and also be comfortable working in a collegial environment in which collaboration is encouraged. Candidates are expected to have excellent communication skills and be comfortable working within the consortia of labs in the department and at UCSF.

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.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA