Biomolecular Engineering: Stem Cell Research Assistant Professor

Santa Cruz
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October 03 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist


Biomolecular Engineering: Stem Cell Research Assistant Professor

Recruitment Period Open date: September 24th, 2018 Next review date: November 26th, 2018
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee. Final date: June 30th, 2020
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. Description


The Department of Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure track (Assistant Professor) in Stem Cell Research. We seek outstanding applicants who have demonstrated research and teaching expertise in stem cell bioengineering or related areas, including genetic, cell and molecular engineering of stem cells in human cells or in model organisms. The successful candidate is expected to develop a wet lab research program focused on stem cell research, advise graduate students in their research area, obtain external funding, develop and teach courses within the undergraduate and graduate curriculum, and perform university, public, and professional service. The successful candidate must be able to work with students, faculty and staff from a wide range of social and cultural backgrounds.

We welcome candidates who understand the barriers facing women and minorities who are underrepresented in higher education careers (as evidenced by life experiences and educational background), and who have experience in equity and diversity with respect to teaching, mentoring, research, life experiences, or service towards building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment.

The successful candidate will bring new expertise in stem cell research to our campus, and complement existing strengths in stem cells, bioengineering, developmental biology, RNA biology, epigenetics, disease models, and/or genomics. The candidate will be a member of our stem cell community and potentially other centers of excellence, as appropriate. Our recently constructed Biomedical Sciences and adjacent buildings provide state-of-the art facilities for research laboratories focused on solving biological and health problems by a range of approaches. The proximity of the campus to Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area affords extensive opportunities for interactions with nearby academic and biotechnology institutions.

BME is part of the Baskin School of Engineering and offers BS, MS, and PhD degree programs. BME participates in the cross-divisional graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences & Engineering (PBSE), which provides PhD students with interdisciplinary, collaborative training in both wet lab and dry lab research under the guidance of faculty members from several departments.

Assistant Professor

Commensurate with qualifications and experience; academic year (9-month basis).

A Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent foreign degree in bioengineering, biology, or related fields; postdoctoral research experience; demonstrated record of research and teaching.

July 1, 2019 (with academic year beginning September 2019).

Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online system; all documents and materials must be submitted as PDFs.

Please refer to Position # JPF00649-19 in all correspondence.


Please note that your references, or dossier service, will submit their confidential letters directly to the UC Recruit System.

*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. For any reference letter provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC's confidentiality statement at

Full consideration will be given to applications completed by November 26, 2018. Applications received after this date will be considered only if the position has not been filled.

UC Santa Cruz faculty make significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California the ranking as the foremost public higher education institution in the world. In the process, our faculty demonstrate that cutting-edge research, excellent teaching and outstanding service are mutually supportive.

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. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees. Inquiries regarding the University's equal employment opportunity policies may be directed to the Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at the University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064 or by phone at (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check (see More information is available at the APO website (see or call (831) 459-4300.

UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus.

If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the Academic Personnel Office at (831) 459-4300.


Job location Santa Cruz, CA Requirements Document requirements

  • Cover Letter - Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position.
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service.
  • Statement of Research Plans
  • Statement of Teaching Interests and Experience
  • Select Publication
  • Select Publication
  • Select Publication
  • Select Publication (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 letters of reference required

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