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Director of Research for the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center

Application Window

Open date: December 2, 2021

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jun 1, 2022 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: Friday, Jun 2, 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

UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Research for the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center
In Residence Faculty Series

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are recruiting an established cardiovascular researcher to direct and coordinate research efforts on congenital heart disease throughout the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center. Appointments will be proposed at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor ranks of the In Residence faculty series. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.

The successful candidate is expected to engage in academic activities within the Cardiovascular Research Institute. Laboratory, and other space, will be located in the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building on UCSF’s vibrant Mission Bay Campus. Responsibilities will include oversight of educational and research activities in the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center and shared responsibility for Heart Center administration. In addition to expanding their own research program, the successful candidate will lead strategic planning and implementation of Heart Center-Wide research efforts to build a robust research infrastructure for innovative research in the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree or Doctoral Degree.
• Minimum 3 years’ as Principal Investigator of an established research program relevant to Pediatric Cardiology.
• Documented leadership experience in collaborative research infrastructure development.
• Relevant research areas might include cardiovascular developmental biology using model systems, cardiovascular genetics, or epigenetics, patient-based research, or epidemiology in cardiovascular diseases. Board certification in Pediatrics, and subspecialty certification in Pediatric Cardiology; including formal clinical training or adequate experience in heart failure, mechanical support and transplant.
• CA Medical License/Eligibility.

Expected duties include:
• Medical Director, Pediatric Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program: responsible for all aspects of the program’s development, administration, and clinical activities. Candidate will work with the hospital administration, the Heart Center, and the Department of Pediatrics in optimizing the structure, fiscal status, administrative organization, and clinical outcomes. Successful candidate will have administrative oversight of the program in collaboration with the Surgical Director.
• Heart Failure/Transplant/Assist Device Program Clinical Responsibilities: Inpatient consultation in the ICU and CTCU, mechanical assist oversight, and outpatient clinics. Successful candidate will oversee data management for the programs clinical and financial activities including: collection, analysis, and presentation. They will lead and encourage all academic aspects of the program and its members.
• Inpatient Cardiology Service: Successful candidate will be a member of the inpatient cardiology service along with approximately 8 other Pediatric Cardiologists. The service runs the 12-bed Cardiac Transitional Care Unit (CTCU) and consults on all other Pediatric Cardiology patients (pre-and post-surgical, and medical consultation) in the hospital. The weekday service will entail approximately 8 weeks of weekday service. The weekend on call service will be shared among a larger group of cardiologists, entailing about 6 weekends per year.

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 2020. 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 2020, 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 a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and statement of research accomplishments. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

For more information contact:
Phillip Moore, MD, MBA
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Cardiology

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

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