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Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) - QMAC Faculty

Application Window

Open date: March 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Monday, May 8, 2023 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: Monday, Sep 16, 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

Microbiome faculty position search
The Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) is seeking a visionary scientist to join our vibrant and growing research community at the University of California San Francisco, Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. and/or MD and have demonstrated outstanding research accomplishment and potential. They should also have a clear record of mentorship – particularly of students from groups that are typically underrepresented in biomedical science.

Candidates with demonstrated expertise in metabolism by human-associated microbial communities are encouraged to apply. In addition to their own research program, the candidate will direct the Quantitative Metabolite Analysis Center (QMAC) within the Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine. The QMAC is a full-service metabolomics facility equipped with state-of-the-art mass spectrometers for targeted and untargeted metabolomics. As the Director of the QMAC, the candidate will lead a team to collaborate with investigators across campus to produce, analyze and interpret metabolomic datasets and develop new technologies to serve the microbiome research community.

Depending on the area of research specialization, the successful candidate may be jointly appointed in one of our clinical or basic science departments or divisions. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a highly collaborative and interactive translational research program, to join one of our top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see, excel at graduate teaching and inclusive mentoring, and participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion. Service and teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other tenure-track faculty position.

Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship. Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents as a single PDF:

• Cover Letter
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:
• Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
• 1-page statement of research accomplishments (copies of major publications may be included)
• 2-page statement of future research plans
• Statement of Teaching

Applicants should additionally provide the contact information for three references. As part of the application process, please select one or more preferred departments in your online application. Note: The academic home department will be determined based on best fit for final candidate.

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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.

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

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 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