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In Residence Faculty Position | Neuroscience of Addiction and Related Brain Mechanisms

Application Window

Open date: September 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Nov 4, 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, Mar 8, 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

In Residence Faculty Position | Neuroscience of Addiction and Related Brain Mechanisms
UCSF Department of Neurology and Weill Institute for Neurosciences

The Department of Neurology at UCSF is recruiting outstanding, energetic neuroscientists investigating addiction and related brain mechanisms. This area of research is defined broadly; it could include cellular actions of abused drugs, neural dynamics associated with motivation, neuromodulation of behavioral control and decision-making processes in humans, and related topics. Recruited faculty will join an intellectually-vibrant group of investigators ( as well as the wider, world-leading community of basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience at UCSF ( We expect to offer a very competitive package of start-up funding and salary support.

Selected candidates will be hired at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor ranks of the In Residence faculty series, commensurate with their experience and accomplishments. Qualified applicants must possess a medical or doctoral degree, and a clear track record of innovative publications and success obtaining competitive grant funding.

Applications must be submitted online at, with a cover letter, CV, statement of research, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three references whom we may contact directly. Applications received outside of the online process cannot be considered, but informal inquiries can be directed to Alexandra Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. ( or Josh Berke, Ph.D. (

Applicants should apply by November 4, 2022 for full consideration.

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 (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.