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Professional Researcher - Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Application Window

Open date: March 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 15, 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: Sunday, Sep 10, 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

Professional Researcher- Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences

Position Description: The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences seeks individuals for a Professional Researcher position, at the Assistant, Associate, or Full level, with a strong understanding of research development who can help provide the leadership required to implement innovative research programs in collaboration to advance health worldwide. The ultimate goal of the position is to ensure better health through better therapeutics. Specific responsibilities include leadership and development of specific therapeutics for various diseases. This position will provide research faculty with the breadth of senior management collaboration and ideation needed to advance the research agenda on many fronts simultaneously.

The Assistant, Associate, or Full Researcher will focus on the design, fabrication, and use of advanced microtechnology and nanotechnology to create new medical therapeutics. We are fundamentally interested in how alterations in microstructure and nanostructure can be used to modulate molecular and cellular behavior, and we use this knowledge to develop better technologies and therapies for patients. The position plays a role in formulating research goals and for translating these goals into research grants, such as NIH, NSF, foundation grants and other funding opportunities. The chosen candidate will interact closely with faculty members and staff at UCSF to promote collaborative research between the laboratory and other faculty members.

Required Qualifications: PhD in related biomedical field (by hire date), preferably in bioengineering, pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, bioinformatics, biochemistry and biophysics. Strong understanding of cellular integration and tissue engineering, Biomimetic architectures for functional biomaterials and Therapeutic drug targeting and delivery preferred. Advanced communication and presentation experience preferred. Experience with grant awards, scholarly publications and international projects preferred. The Professional Researcher should have a publication record commensurate with the equivalent faculty level and should have experience in training and supervising scientists in the laboratory setting.

Please apply online with a CV, cover letter, and the contact information for 3 references at:

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 (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 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.