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Professional Researcher

Application Window

Open date: June 3, 2022

Most recent review date: Saturday, Jun 18, 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, Dec 3, 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 with strong understanding of research development who can help provide the leadership required to implement innovative research programs in collaboration to advance health worldwide.
The Assistant Researcher will study mechanisms regulating neural stem cell division, self-renewal and differentiation, using in vivo (zebrafish) and in vitro (mammalian pluripotent stem cells) model systems [our recent publications include Dong et al. Neuron 74: 65 (2012); Sun et al. Elife 2: e00508 (2013); Berberoglu et al. Journal of Neuroscience 34: 13911 (2014); Zhao et al. Sci. Adv. 7(24):eabg1244 (2021)].

Required Qualifications: PhD in related biomedical field (by hire date), preferably in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology. We are looking for candidates with at least 5-years of postdoctoral research experience in the research fields related to those mentioned above, and high-quality publications in peer-reviewed journals. Prior experience with microscopic imaging is desirable.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants’ experience and training.

Please apply online at with a CV and the contact information of three references. CV must list pending degree.

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.