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Dhruva Lab - Junior, Assistant, or Associate Specialist

Application Window

Open date: June 15, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Jun 30, 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, Dec 15, 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

Dr. Sanket Dhruva, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Affiliate Faculty at the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF School of Medicine and Staff Physician at the San Francisco VA Health Care System is seeking an individual to conduct research on understanding and strengthening the evidence base for the safe and effective use of medical devices, with the goal of improving the quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients using real-world data sources that accurately identify medical devices used in clinical care.

The projects involve several aspects, including focus on Veterans with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, investigating the factors associated with remote monitoring adherence as well as clinical care processes and delivery for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices; understanding the safety of cardiovascular implantable electronic device generators and leads; and the effectiveness of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices, all with the goal of developing interventions that improve the quality of care and clinical outcomes for patients with cardiovascular implantable electronic devices or who may be candidates to receive one in the future.

Required qualifications:

The successful candidate will either be appointed in the Specialist Series at the Junior, Assistant, or Associate Level.

• Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a bachelor’s degree or must have at least four years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess (or in process of obtaining) a master’s degree or must have at least five years of research experience.
• Specialists appointed at the Associate rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) or five to ten years of experience in the relevant specialization.
• Candidates should have strong analytical and writing skills.

Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire. Individuals with doctoral degree may also apply and will be considered for appointments as postdoctoral fellows. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Appointees in the Specialist series will be expected to engage in specialized research, professional activities and do not have teaching responsibilities. Specialists are expected to use their professional expertise to make scientific and scholarly contributions and may participate in University and Public Service. 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.

Strong analytical and writing skills are important. This position is for two years and suitable for an individual with a political science, public health, legal, statistical, economic, or relevant life sciences background who is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development, such as going on to graduate, medical, or law school.

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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
  • 3-5 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