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University of California, San Francisco
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Nov 19, 2021

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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Full Time
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Research Scientist
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The Department of Neurological Surgery at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a visionary neuroscientist to join our vibrant and collaborative discovery research community.The successful candidate will be expected to establish a dynamic and innovative research program addressing fundamental questions in human cellular neuroscience, which could include molecular, genetic, neurophysiological, systems, behavioral, computational, and engineering approaches.Complementary interests in animal and/or disease models are welcome but not required.The Department of Neurological Surgery at UCSF has an excellent track record of basic and translational research using a wide range of genetic, genomic, biochemical, and computational approaches across a wide range of experimental systems, and the candidate will be encouraged to develop broadly collaborative research activities with other members of the research community. Moreover, the candidate would become a member of the Center for Integrative Neuroscience, the Kavli Institute for Fundamental Neuroscience, and the Weill Institute for Neurosciences at UCSF. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D., to have demonstrated significant research accomplishment and potential.We invite applications from exceptional investigators at the level of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level.

The candidate would be expected to join the UCSF Neuroscience Graduate Program and, if so desired, one or more of our other top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see Service and teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other UCSF tenure-track faculty position. Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development.

Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents: (1) cover letter briefly describing how the candidate fits the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) Statement of Research: 1-page summary of research accomplishments demonstrating the candidate's scientific leadership through their contribution to their project(s) and describing the potential impact of their work on the field of neuroscience, and 3-page description of future research plans that includes both high risk / high reward projects and an NIH-fundable program; 4) Statement of Contributions to Diversity: a statement of expected contributions to diversity and inclusion, particularly related to supporting education, mentoring, and research opportunities for historically underrepresented or economically disadvantaged groups; 5) Copies of major publications that demonstrate the candidate's ability to carry out creative and impactful work; and 6) Applicants should request three letters of recommendation describing how the candidate meets the criteria in this job description. We encourage recommenders to provide explicit examples to illustrate their statements. This position will remain open until filled. Please direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential candidates to Dr. Tom Nowakowski (

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.

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