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Chief, Division of Experimental Medicine (ZSFG)

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Chief, UCSF Division of Experimental Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Medicine at the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) seeks a leader for its Division of Experimental Medicine. The ZSFG Division of Experimental Medicine’s mission is to understand the human immune system so that lifesaving therapies and vaccines can be developed to protect against chronic infectious diseases of global importance, and to establish a training environment that fosters patient-oriented research in the U.S. and abroad. The division brings together experts working on different infectious diseases (including, but not limited to HIV, TB, and malaria) to work collaboratively in advancing the understanding of the immune response to these diseases, thereby promoting prevention and cure efforts worldwide.

The division is comprised of 6 faculty members, 4 Professional Researchers, 8 Specialists, 6 Postdoctoral Scholars and 20 staff members with total expenditures of approximately $14,600,000. The division is solely supported through research funding. In 2016, there were 47 active contracts and grants.

The division is located at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) which is an essential part of San Francisco’s health care system serving some 100,000 patients each year and providing 20 percent of the city’s inpatient care. ZSFG serves the community with a full complement of inpatient, outpatient, emergency, diagnostic and psychiatric services for adults and children 24-hours a day. ZSFG is owned and operated by the City and County of San Francisco, Department of Public Health and is part of a city wide integrated health care system, providing primary, specialty and hospital care for vulnerable populations.

ZSFG and UCSF have been partners in public health since 1872, attracting physicians who are leaders in their fields and making ZSFG one of the nation’s top academic medical centers, training tomorrow’s providers and leaders. The research conducted at ZSFG has led to many important breakthroughs in the delivery of care to vulnerable populations, including those affected by HIV, TB, and malaria. The UCSF research programs at ZSFG are awarded approximately $160 million annually. The successful candidate will join the full time UCSF Department of Medicine (DOM) faculty, become a member of the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program. In a collaborative and multidisciplinary manner, s/he will also be expected to sustain and expand existing close links with the exceptionally strong UCSF efforts in the areas of: HIV research and care (including those led by the Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine, the amfAR HIV Cure Research Institute, the DARE Collaboratory, the UCSF-GIVI Center for AIDS Research, and the AIDS Research Institute); microbiology and immunology (including those led by the world-renowned UCSF Department of Microbiology and Immunology); and in the various disciplines of medicine focused on important aspects of morbidities associated with and/or precipitated by the processes of chronic infection and inflammation.

We seek a Chief who has a demonstrated a commitment to and currently leads a successful and NIH-supported research program focused on chronic infectious agents and their interactions with the human immune system, the ability to lead a diverse group and to work with research partners using a collaborative approach, demonstrated success in promoting or producing scholarship and funding, and the ability to mentor young scientists and clinicians. Successful candidates for this position will have a doctorate (MD and/or PhD) and must demonstrate exceptional leadership, administrative, and organizational skills in medical research and education The applicant must have national stature in research in infectious diseases and/or immunology; preferably, s/he would also be Board Certified in Internal Medicine.

The salary is open to negotiation. Please apply online at: and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, statement of research, statement of teaching, and the contact information of three references.

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.

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San Francisco, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)