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Physician-Scientist – Experimental Neuropathologist with Expertise in Autism

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 26th, 2017
Last review date: July 26th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 25th, 2018
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.


Physician-Scientist – Experimental Neuropathologist with Expertise in Autism
Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences
University of California San Francisco School of Medicine

The Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at UCSF invite applications from exceptional physician-scientists at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in the Ladder Rank series (tenure track). We prefer candidates who are well qualified to lead investigations of the neuropathology and neural circuit dysfunction of autism spectrum disorders (ASD). The preferred candidate will have developed a rigorous laboratory-based research program focused on the mechanisms of autism-related genes in neural circuit development and function, will have a consistent track record of high-impact publications, and will have a robust portfolio of extramural grant support.

Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD, valid California Medical License (or eligible at the time of appointment), and be Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology and Neuropathology. Experience in the organization of autism brain tissue banking systems will be considered as an additional strength.

She/he is expected to participate in departmental teaching activities for medical students, house-staff, and fellows, and in interdepartmental conferences. The individual will also be an attending neuropathologist on the autopsy service.

It is anticipated that the individual will hold a primary appointment in Pathology and a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. The individual will work closely with both basic and clinical investigators in the Departments of Pathology and Psychiatry, the Weill Institute of Neurosciences and the broader neuroscience community at UCSF that will bridge basic neuroscience research with human neuropathology in ASD. This is a rare opportunity for an accomplished and highly motivated individual to join a growing team of investigators at the new Weill Institute for Neurosciences located in UCSF’s burgeoning Mission Bay campus.

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.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online by submitting a curriculum vitae, cover letter, teaching statement, research statement, and the names and contact information of three references within one month of the appearance of this announcement to:

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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 required (contact information only)

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