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Department of Pediatrics - Professional Researcher

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 24th, 2020

Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 8, 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, Feb 24, 2022 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

University of California, San Francisco
Department of Pediatrics
Professional Researcher Series

The Department of Pediatrics is now recruiting candidates for appointment within the Professional Researcher Series at the Assistant, Associate or Full rank.

Required qualifications:
A candidate for a title in this series must have earned a doctorate or its equivalent.

Job Description:

  1. Develop and conduct research projects in the laboratory of an established Principal Scientist with minimal guidance.
  2. Maintain productive interactions with laboratory staff members and postdoctoral fellows.
  3. Participate in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and in preparing and presenting research results in scientific settings.
  4. Other essential functions include: • Excellent understanding of scientific background in one or more research areas • Ability to understand, adapt, and with direction set up experimental protocols and analytical procedures • Expected to participate in the theoretical analysis of experimental results and in devising subsequent experiments and/or analyses • Keeps current on recent trends in specific research interest • May maintain equipment, work area and supplies for specific project • Shares findings with others • May train individuals in specific research areas

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and is ranked 1st among public universities in NIH funding in 2018. The Department of Pediatrics trains 84 pediatric residents, 83 fellows, and 31 post-docs. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2019, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

Interested candidates can apply online at with curriculum vitae.

For more information contact:
Marisa Medina, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Job location

San Francisco, CA