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Neuroscientist- Assistant (Ladder Rank)

Application Window

Open date: October 6th, 2021

Last review date: Wednesday, Dec 1, 2021 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, Apr 6, 2023 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

Neuroscientist- Assistant (Ladder Rank)

Description:
The Department of Physiology at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Outstanding candidates who use modern techniques and approaches to interrogate fundamental questions of physiology pertaining to cell, tissue, and vertebrate nervous system function are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate is expected to have completed a Ph.D. or an MD/Ph.D. degree.
Our department is the home to world-renowned laboratories working in the fields of membrane physiology, cell biology, neuroscience, and metabolism (https://physiology.ucsf.edu). In addition, the UCSF Mission Bay campus offers a vibrant atmosphere for collaboration among basic science and clinical departments, as well as state-of-the-art research facilities. The successful applicant will be expected to establish an exciting, leading-edge research program and participate in graduate and postdoctoral training.

The candidate would be expected to join the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program and, if desired, one or more of our other top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see https://graduate.ucsf.edu/list-programs). Like all faculty at UCSF, the candidate will also be expected to contribute to graduate teaching, be a leader in inclusive mentoring practices, and participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion at our institution and in the broader scientific community. Service and teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other UCSF tenure-track faculty position. Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents in a single PDF: (1) cover letter briefly describing how the candidate fits the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) 1-page summary of research accomplishments demonstrating the candidate’s scientific leadership through their contribution to their project(s) (4) 2-page description of future research plans that include both high risk / high reward projects and an NIH-fundable program; and 5) a statement of personal experiences with, and contributions to, issues related to social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with particular attention to demonstrated success with formal and informal mentoring of individuals from historically underrepresented groups. We encourage candidates to describe specific mentoring strategies to support the success of all trainees in their research group. Copies of major publications that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to carry out creative and impactful work should be included. Applicants should request three letters of recommendation describing how the candidate meets the criteria in this job description. We encourage recommenders to provide explicit examples to illustrate their statements. We expect candidates to provide a letter from their postdoctoral and graduate advisors but will consider candidates who can provide justifications when these will be lacking.

Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03614.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Briefly describing how the candidate fits the position

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research -

    1-page summary of research accomplishments demonstrating the candidate’s scientific leadership through their contribution to their project(s).
    2-page description of future research plans that include both high risk / high reward projects and an NIH-fundable program.

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - A statement of personal experiences with, and contributions to, issues related to social and racial justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion, with particular attention to demonstrated success with formal and informal mentoring of individuals from historically underrepresented groups.

    Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement

  • Misc / Additional - Copies of major publications that demonstrate the candidate’s ability to carry out creative and impactful work should be included.

    (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required

Request three letters describing how the candidate meets the criteria in this job description. We encourage recommenders to provide explicit examples to illustrate their statements. We expect candidates to provide a letter from their postdoctoral and graduate advisors but will consider candidates who can provide justifications when these will be lacking

Campus Information

All UCSF employees must participate in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination Program. Relevant policy information, FAQ’s, and forms may be found by visiting: https://ucnet.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/2021/07/ucs-covid-19-vaccine-policy.html.

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