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Neonatologist and Medical Director (ZSFG) - HS Clinical or Clinical X Series

Application Window

Open date: August 9, 2022

Next review date: Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Feb 9, 2024 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

Neonatologist and Medical Director
Department of Pediatrics
Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital / University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting one board-certified Neonatologist at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank in the Health Sciences Clinical or Clinical X series for a part- or full-time position in the Infant Care Center at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG). The candidate will provide neonatal clinical care in a community Level III Intensive Care Nursery at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, a University-affiliated public teaching hospital and, as Medical Director, will serve in a leadership role in program development for neonatal services. The position is expected to begin on July 1, 2023.

The successful candidate will be a member of the UCSF Pediatric Division at the ZSFG, a group of 30 faculty members who are dedicated to scholarship, patient care, and teaching. Preference will be given to candidates with outstanding clinical skills, experience, and interest in working with urban, underserved patients, experience with multidisciplinary teamwork, and a commitment to academic medicine.

Clinical duties include providing inpatient clinical care as an attending Neonatologist in the Infant Care Center at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. The Medical Director will also provide medical leadership in the development of clinical guidelines, protocols, policies, procedures, and information systems that support the delivery of neonatal care and will establish strong collaborative relationships with the hospital’s neonatal clinicians (Neonatologists and Nocturnists), obstetric providers, and other medical staff within the neonatal team. Other non-clinical activities include teaching and mentoring a variety of learners—including UCSF medical students, residents in Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics, and Chief Residents in Pediatrics—as well as involvement in quality improvement programs, service on medical staff and university committees, and other academic activities.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Board-eligible or -certified in Neonatology
  • NRP certification

Desired qualifications:

  • Bilingual (Spanish, Mandarin, or Cantonese)
  • Experience working with urban, underserved patients
  • Proven dedication to advancing issues surrounding diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Skills in medical education
  • Experience in Quality Improvement or clinical/translational research

For positions that are 51% effort or more:
The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $115,100-$305,900. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

For positions that are 50% effort or less:
See Table 2 ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $82,200-$218,500.

Please apply online at: with cover letter, CV, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA