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Associate or Full Professor - Sensors, Devices, and Imaging (Neurosciences-ECE)

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 3rd, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, May 23, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Aug 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.


The Department of Neurosciences and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, San Diego are committed to advance human health by applying engineering advances in the development of sensors, devices, and imaging tools. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenured faculty position (Associate or Full Professor) jointly appointed across the Departments of Neurosciences and Electrical and Computer Engineering. This initiative in precision medicine seeks to transform medicine through advances in omic-scale diagnosis, therapy, engineering and computer science, imaging and data integration that enable insights into brain function and neurological disorders.

The successful appointee(s) will have a track record of scientific accomplishment, excellence in teaching, a commitment to university service, and a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion at the University. The University of California, San Diego, is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

Successful applicants will be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate students in the participating departments and establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research that focuses on innovative approaches in one of the targeted areas. These may include, but are not limited to:

  • engineering, computer science and computational approaches to biological complexity and challenging biomedical problems;
  • integration of multi-omics data across multiple scales from molecule to organism for deciphering disease mechanisms and improving treatment;
  • soft-robotics and other engineering applications relevant to clinical and/or translational neurosciences;
  • next generation computational and engineering approaches to personalized medical diagnosis and treatment;
  • imaging and/or sensing mechanisms for applications in neurosciences and neurology;

Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD, or equivalent in one of the above areas of interest. They must have expertise in engineering and computer science and an interest in medical imaging or medical devices/sensors, human physiology and pathology and related areas. Candidates must be involved in development of engineering sciences, methods and technology in omics and precision medicine and interested in working with the UCSD clinical and engineering community.

Leadership in national organizations is preferred.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

Review of applications will begin on January 21,, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

Applications must be submitted electronically through AP-Online Recruit website:

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

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UC San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

La Jolla, CA

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