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Director of Research for the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 13th, 2018
Last review date: July 28th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: August 13th, 2019
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.


UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Division of Cardiology, Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Research Institute
Director of Research for the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center, In Residence Faculty Series

The Division of Cardiology in the Department of Pediatrics and the Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals are recruiting an established cardiovascular researcher to direct and coordinate research efforts on congenital heart disease throughout the UCSF Pediatric Heart Center. In addition to expanding their own research program, the successful candidate will lead strategic planning and implementation of heart center wide research efforts to build a robust research infrastructure for innovative research in the Pediatric Heart Center. The position may be granted substantial salary and program development support. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with qualifications. Responsibilities will include oversight of educational and research activities in the Pediatric Heart Center and shared responsibility for heart center administration. The appointment will be made at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor ranks of the In Residence faculty series. Laboratory and other space will be located in the Smith Cardiovascular Research Building on UCSF’s vibrant Mission Bay Campus. The successful candidate is expected to engage in academic activities within the Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Required qualifications include a medical or doctoral degree with a minimum of three years as principal investigator of an established research program relevant to Pediatric Cardiology, and documented leadership experience in collaborative research infrastructure development. Relevant research areas might include cardiovascular developmental biology using model systems, cardiovascular genetics or epigenetics, patient-based research, or epidemiology in cardiovascular diseases. Preferred qualifications include a medical license with Board Certification in Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Intensive Care, Cardiac Anesthesia, or Surgery.

Interested candidates must apply online at with your curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your interest in and qualifications for the position, a statement of research outlining current and future research activities, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three peer references who we may contact directly. References should be able to address the candidate’s collaborative research and leadership experience.

UCSF 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 - describing your interest in and qualifications for the position

  • Statement of Research - outlining current and future research activities

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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