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Department of Pediatrics - Professional Research Series

Application Window

Open date: September 16, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, May 9, 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: Sunday, Mar 16, 2025 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 and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Department of Pediatrics
Professional Researcher Series

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are recruiting candidates for appointment within the Professional Researcher Series at the Assistant, Associate, or Full rank. Rank is commensurate with experience.

Candidates appointed in this series will be expected to demonstrate continuous and effective engagement in independent and creative research activity of high quality and significance.

Required qualifications:

  • A candidate for a title in this series must have earned a doctorate or its equivalent.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrate success in grant submissions;
  • Demonstrate success in mentorship and training; and
  • Completion of post-doctoral fellowship.

Job Description:

  1. Develop and conduct research projects in the laboratory of an established Principal Scientist with minimal guidance.
  2. Maintain productive interactions with laboratory staff members and postdoctoral fellows.
  3. Participate in experimental design, data analysis and interpretation and in preparing and presenting research results in scientific settings.
  4. Other essential functions include:
    • Excellent understanding of scientific background in one or more research areas;
    • Ability to understand, adapt, and with direction set up experimental protocols and analytical procedures;
    • Expected to participate in the theoretical analysis of experimental results and in devising subsequent experiments and/or analyses;
    • Keeps current on recent trends in specific research interest;
    • May maintain equipment, work area and supplies for specific project;
    • Shares findings with others; and
    • May train individuals in specific research areas.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation. For the 16th year in a row, UCSF garnered the top spot among public institutions in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of 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. For 2022-2023, 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.

See Table 13B for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $87,100-$231,800.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. Selected candidates must meet 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 Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

  • 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 and/or Oakland, CA