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BTS Professional Researcher (Assistant/Associate/Full)

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Professional Researcher
Position Description: The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences seeks individuals with strong understanding of research development who can help provide the leadership required to implement innovative research programs in collaboration to advance health worldwide. The ultimate goal of the position is to ensure better health through better therapeutics. Specific responsibilities include leadership and management of specific grant programs devoted to investigating the genetic variations in people’s responses to specific therapeutics and the regulatory mechanisms for optimal health. This position will provide research faculty with the breadth of senior management collaboration and ideation needed to advance the research agenda on many fronts simultaneously.

One slot of this multi-slot recruitment will be a part-time position for a scientist to perform pharmacogenomics research in the areas of drug response and toxicities associated with membrane transporters. The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher is accountable for promoting and establishing new research ideas relevant to pharmacogenomics research of membrane transporters as well as to conduct research, manage projects and analyze results. The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher plays a role in formulating research goals and for translating these goals into research grants, such as NIH, NSF, foundation grants and other funding opportunities. The Associate Professional Researcher role is to interact closely with faculty members and staff at UCSF and to promote collaborative research between the Giacomini laboratory and other faculty members. In addition, this individual plays a key role in large national and international collaborative research projects. The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher is required to provide guidance to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the Giacomini laboratory in their laboratory-based projects or in data analysis.

Required Qualifications: PhD in related biomedical field (by hire date), preferably in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics. Strong understanding of the biopharmaceutical, therapeutic, regulatory or related sciences preferred. At least 3 years of postdoc training. Experience working with government agencies or other national health and science-related agencies preferred. Advanced communication and presentation experience preferred. Experience with grant awards, scholarly publications and international projects preferred. Specific to the Giacomini lab opportunity, candidate should have at least 2 years of GWAS work; sequencing studies and various functional assays, in vitro and/or in vivo, to characterize functional variants; 4 years of experience in transporter biology, including a range of in vitro assays from X.laevis oocyte assays through mammalian cells and bacterial transporters. The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher should have a publication record commensurate with this faculty level and should have at least 2 years of experience in training and supervising scientists in the laboratory setting.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF 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.

Review of applications will commence in January 2017. Applicants should send a CV, cover letter, and a two-page summary of past research and future goals. In addition, applicants will be asked to provide the contact information of three references.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - a two-page summary of past research and future goals

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)