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Investigators in Pediatric Research

Application Window

Open date: December 8, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jan 1, 2024 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: Saturday, Jun 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

UCSF School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics
Investigators in Pediatric Research

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting faculty candidates for its Program in Pediatric Research. These positions will support investigators across the translational science spectrum, including basic, translational, and clinical research. Successful candidates will have a track record of outstanding research accomplishments and extramural funding. This program seeks to attract early stage, mid-career, and senior researchers and provides a generous start-up package. Appointments will be made at the Assistant, Associate or Professor rank in the Clinical X or In Residence series. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.


  • MD or MD/PhD degree with training in pediatrics and/or a pediatric subspecialty and eligibility for a medical license
  • Board certified or board eligible in pediatrics and/or a pediatric subspecialty
  • Proven track record of publications and obtaining peer-reviewed external funding
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Commitment to diversity in the workplace

Desirable qualifications:

  • Strength in teaching
  • Strong oral and written communication/interpersonal skills
  • Has obtained, or is on track to obtain, R01 or equivalent funding as a Principal Investigator

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) has renowned interdisciplinary research programs and an environment that fosters cross-collegiate and departmental collaborations and that facilitates program development. UCSF has been ranked 1st in NIH funding among public universities for the past 15 years and was 4th among all public and private institutions with over $700 million in 2021. Much of UCSF research is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated in over 800,000 sq. ft. of research space.

The Department of Pediatrics received over $23 million in NIH funding in 2021 and has six T32 training grants. The Department trains residents, fellows, and post-docs. Its residency program was ranked 5th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report in 2021. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, among the ten largest children’s health care providers in the country with a combined 373 beds, over 200,000 ambulatory visits annually, and outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2021, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

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.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research accomplishments, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

For more information contact:
Kevin Shannon, MD
Search Committee Chair

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 Research

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

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service 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