Position Description: The Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences seeks individuals with strong understanding of research development who can help provide the leadership required to implement innovative research programs in collaboration to advance health worldwide. The ultimate goal of the position is to ensure better health through better therapeutics. Specific responsibilities include leadership and developing, applying and distributing a method for mapping metabolic pathways. This position will provide research faculty with the breadth of senior management collaboration and ideation needed to advance the research agenda on many fronts simultaneously.
The Assistant/Associate/Full Professional Researcher will be focused on identifying the enzymes and ligands in a pathway as well as their order. The goal will be achieved by formally integrating structural and systems information, such as data from virtual screening, cheminformatics, genomic context, ligand binding experiments, and metabolomics. The position plays a role in formulating research goals and for translating these goals into research grants, such as NIH, NSF, foundation grants and other funding opportunities. The chosen candidate will interact closely with faculty members and staff at UCSF to promote collaborative research between the Sali laboratory and other faculty members.
Required Qualifications: PhD in related biomedical field (by hire date), preferably in pharmacy, medicinal chemistry, bioengineering, bioinformatics, biochemistry and biophysics. Candidates with strong understanding of protein modeling, protein engineering, protein structure and function are encouraged to apply. Advanced communication and presentation experience preferred. Experience with grant awards, scholarly publications and international projects preferred. A publication record commensurate with this faculty level and experience in training and supervising scientists in the laboratory setting are preferred. Candidate’s CV or cover letter must state qualifications (or if pending) upon submission. UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.
UCSF 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. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period. Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants’ experience and training.
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.