Assistant Professor in Residence

Orange, California
Commensurate with training and experience
November 10 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The University of California, Irvine, Department of Pediatrics is recruiting a translational research scholar for a faculty position in the area of the developmental origins of health and disease. The successful candidate will be an outstanding researcher in intergenerational effects of biobehavioral processes in pregnancy, with a specific emphasis on child obesity and metabolic dysfunction. The candidate should be able to synthesize concepts from maternal-fetal medicine, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, developmental cell biology, and endocrinology and metabolism, and integrate them vertically from a cell to whole-body level. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in adipocyte biology and in-vivo measurement of body composition, particularly whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques in pediatric populations. This is an academic senate appointment expected to be at the Assistant Professor level. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience. UC Irvine, located in Orange County, with a population of more than three million, has a long and distinguished tradition of excellence in translational medical science.

Requirements – Successful candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral-level degree, an established record of research accomplishment with scholarly activity and publications commensurate with experience, and demonstrated success with extramural funding, particularly NIH awards. It is expected that the successful candidate will develop an independent research program, secure extramural funding, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.

For further information and correspondence, please contact Pathik Wadhwa, MD, PhD at

TO APPLY: Please log onto UC Irvine’s RECRUIT located at Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. A description of current research and future plans
  4. Names of at least three to five referees

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.