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Assistant Professor - Optical and Cryo Electron Microscopy Imaging

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 5th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 18, 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: Thursday, Mar 5, 2020 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 Pharmacology in the School of Medicine ( and the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in the Division of Physical Sciences ( at UC San Diego invite applications for a cross-campus hire for a tenure-track faculty position. The focus of this search is in the broad area of Imaging in Optical Microscopy and CryoElectron Microscopy (cryoEM). Specific areas of interest are cellular imaging and tool development, including computational methods for image analysis and quantitative analysis of complex systems, and cryoEM with a focus on membrane proteins.

The successful candidates will have a strong record of research accomplishment, an innovative research plan, and demonstrated ability or potential for excellence in teaching at the interface of biochemistry/biophysics and pharmacology. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the development of the large undergraduate pharmaceutical chemistry and biochemistry majors in Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry including teaching lab and lecture courses at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology, or a closely related field and demonstrated potential for a recognized program of excellence in both teaching and research. Candidates must have received their Ph.D. by July 1, 2019.

In addition, candidates must also demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in higher education and have a well-articulated plan of contributing to programs that increase access and success of underrepresented students and faculty in the sciences. A successful candidate will likely have already participated in, contributed to, or created such programs. A successful candidate will also have served as a role model in mentoring others, with a commitment to helping shape and expand the University’s diversity initiatives (

For applicants interested in spousal/partner employment, please visit the UCSD Partner Opportunities Program at

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scale. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. All positions are subject to availability of funding.

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Applications are to be submitted online. Please use the following link:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V. with list of publications and links to current and/or significant articles.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research - Statement of past and proposed research.

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of past and proposed teaching.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 letters of reference required