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Application Window

Open date: November 12th, 2021

Next review date: Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 12, 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

University of California San Francisco Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS)
Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

The UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS) and the Department of Clinical Pharmacy is seeking a full-time faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with expertise in health services research or a related field. The position focuses on developing and sustaining high-quality research that supports the mission of the Department and TRANSPERS. The faculty member will lead his/her own research projects as well as contribute to TRANSPERS focused research by leveraging and building existing expertise and developing new areas of growth. The faculty member will be integrated into the Department’s teaching and service activities.

This position can provide full research support for 1-2 years, with substantial protected research time to enable the successful applicant to develop and get funding for a research agenda. Qualified applicants may also serve as the Assistant Director of TRANSPERS, founded in 2008, which is a global leader in developing objective evidence on the translation of precision medicine and other new technologies into clinical care and health policy.

This position offers the opportunity to join one of the world’s leading health care institutions and a School of Pharmacy that has been the #1 school of pharmacy for NIH grant funding for 41 years. This position offers the possibility for a joint affiliate appointment in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS). PRL-IHPS, which was established in 1972, is the first interdisciplinary health policy research group to be part of a major health sciences campus. Their unique contribution is the ability to apply a multi-disciplinary perspective in collaboration with others within and outside the Institute and the University. There are also possibilities for appointments with other groups across the campus including the UCSF Precision Medicine initiative, HDF Comprehensive Cancer Center, Department of Epidemiology, Institute for Human Genetics, Global Health Sciences, and Baker Computational Health Sciences Institute.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or other relevant, terminal degree (e.g., PharmD, MD) with training and expertise in health services research, health economics, health policy, health outcomes or related fields. Education and/or experience in genomic medicine/precision medicine or related topics is strongly preferred but not required. Successful applicants will either have a successful track record of publications and external grant funding or strong evidence of their ability to achieve these objectives. Expertise and interest in the following areas is particularly desired: coverage and reimbursement policy, economic evaluation and methods, interdisciplinary and mixed methods research, and systematic evidence reviews. We value applicants with evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders and organizations at all levels. Other desirable attributes are demonstrated evidence of leadership abilities, ability to work both independently and in teams, and a desire to become a leader in academia or related organizations. Candidates must meet all required qualifications at the time of hire. Candidate's CV must state basic qualifications (or if pending) upon submission.

Interested candidates must apply online at:, with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted without permission).

UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Precision Medicine (TRANSPERS)
TRANSPERS was founded in 2008 and has grown into a one-of-a-kind, globally recognized research organization focusing on developing high-quality and high-impact research on the translation of precision medicine into clinical care and health policy. We focus particularly on health insurer coverage, economic value, building the evidence base, and implications for policy – all essential components in realizing the promise of precision medicine. Two unique characteristics of the Center are its focus on: (1) Using a cross-disciplinary approach to inform and facilitate the translation of knowledge into improved patient care and effective health policies (2) Synthesizing perspectives across multiple stakeholders that are essential to the successful implementation of precision medicine including payers, industry, labs, self-insured employers, technology assessment groups, and government organizations. Since its beginning TRANSPERS has been continually funded by the National Institutes of Health via a Program Project Grant and several R01s, as well as other sources. We recently received a 5-year, ~$5M R01 from the National Human Genome Research Institute to build the evidence base for the appropriate and efficient implementation of emerging genomic technologies.

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

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

References will not be contacted without permission.

Campus Information

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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