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Nuclear PET (In Residence Series)

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 16th, 2017
Last review date: July 16th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: December 16th, 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.


University of California, San Francisco
In-Residence Track Faculty Position in Nuclear Chemistry

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) seeks to appoint an In-Residence faculty member with expertise in medicinal chemistry and PET radioligand synthesis. The primary focus of the IND is developing therapeutics for Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Creutzfeldt-Jakob diseases as well as the frontotemporal dementias. There is now a consensus that these neurodegenerative diseases are caused by prions, providing us with specific PET and drug targets for each disease for the first time. To this end, we are assembling a cadre of young, independent investigators with many different interests in the neurodegenerative diseases.

The successful candidate will possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. in Chemistry or related field with 7 minimum years of experience in medicinal or nuclear chemistry. S/he must have a minimum of 3 successful grant applications to NIH. Equally important, candidates should have a clear, exciting scientific focus for their work; evidence of originality, imagination and talent is critical.

The expected appointments are in-residence track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level (title codes 1724/1725/1726 respectively). These positions will be fully independent, with full faculty privileges appropriate to rank (Assistant, Associate or Full). Both junior-level and established scientists are encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate will be eligible for membership in the Program in Biological Sciences (PIBS), Integrative Program in Quantitative Biology (iPQB), and other graduate training programs such as the Neuroscience Graduate Program. The individual will be a member of the IND with a faculty appointment in an appropriate academic department. Exceptionally attractive laboratory space will be available in the new Sandler Neurosciences Center on UCSF’s vibrant Mission Bay campus.

Interested applicants should apply online at and submit: 1) curriculum vitæ, 2) full contact information for three references, 3) statement of research which should include: a) summary of current research (up to 2 pages), b) a concise outline of future research (up to 3 pages), c) listing of current research support, and 4) a cover letter.

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


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - statement of research which should include: a) summary of current research (up to 2 pages), b) a concise outline of future research (up to 3 pages), c) listing of current research support

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

How to apply

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