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Assistant Professor – High throughput Imaging of Gene Regulation

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 12th, 2019
Last review date: Monday, Dec 16, 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, Feb 29, 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 Bioengineering and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine at the University of California, San Diego are dedicated to understanding the functions of individual cell types within complex tissue environments. Recent advances in imaging technologies and molecular biology have the potential to qualitatively advance these goals by linking cell-specific gene expression with precise anatomic location. This capability has numerous applications to fundamental questions in the fields of developmental biology, physiology, immunology and most human diseases that result in significant unmet medical needs. We invite applications from outstanding candidates for a tenure-track faculty position (Assistant Professor) jointly appointed across the Departments of Bioengineering and Cellular and Molecular Medicine. This initiative will leverage local strengths in bioengineering, physics, data science, genomics and basic science investigation of human disease.

The Department of Bioengineering, in the Jacobs School of Engineering and the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, in the School of Medicine, are committed to building an excellent, diverse and inclusive faculty, staff and student body ( . Candidates with experience with or willingness to engage in activities that contribute to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply. The UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering is a premier research school set apart by its entrepreneurial culture; education programs that integrate fundamentals with real-world applications; and enthusiastic collaborations across disciplines and industry to solve the toughest problems facing society. UC San Diego School of Medicine, is the region’s only medical school. As a top-tier academic medical center, its role is to improve health through innovative research, education and patient care. The School of Medicine is closely tied to the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UC San Diego Health , which includes the UC San Diego Medical Center, Jacobs Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Shiley Eye Institute and many other centers, clinics and affiliates throughout Southern California.

A PhD (or advancement to candidacy) in bioengineering, physics, computer science, cell and molecular biology, or related disciplines is required for this position. The applicants must have expertise in bioengineering, cell/molecular biology, or microscopic imaging.

Candidates must have past research experience performing innovative, high throughput imaging approaches for study of cell type specific gene regulation and function.

Preferred candidates will have a combination of experience in 2 of the 3 areas of expertise such as bioengineering and cell/molecular biology or bioengineering and microscopic imaging, or cell/molecular biology and microscopic imaging.

Salary is based on published UC San Diego pay scales and competitive market conditions.

Applicants are asked to submit materials online at:

The University of California 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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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter - The cover letter should contain a brief summary of the proposal, written for a general science audience, highlighting why the research is important and interesting and the applicant’s unique qualifications to pursue this position.

  • Statement of Research - A statement of current and proposed research experience (combined with statement of teaching statement should not exceed 5 total pages)

  • Statement of Teaching - A statement of current and proposed teaching experience (combined with statement of research should not exceed 5 total pages)

  • 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
  • 3-5 letters of reference required