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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (In Residence, Adjunct, Clinical X) Cystic Fibrosis Scientific Director

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Open date: October 20, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jun 26, 2022 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, Oct 20, 2022 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.

Position description

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Pediatrics (, and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego ( are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking an academic scientist or physician-scientist who would serve as a foundational leader for growth in the area of cystic fibrosis and related disciplines at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital. This exemplary individual would serve the role as the Cystic Fibrosis Scientific Director within the Division of Pediatric Respiratory Medicine ( and an opportunity for the Nancy Olmsted Endowed Chair may be available for the successful candidate.

UC San Diego is one of the leading biomedical research universities in the world with more than 80 faculty members in the National Academy of Sciences. Federal research expenditures are in the top 5 in the country and top 3 in NIH funding per faculty member. Co-located on the La Jolla mesa with The Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute, Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Research Institute, La Jolla Institute of Immunology, the J. Craig Venter Institute and the Sanford Stem Cell/Regenerative Medicine Consortium, UCSD provides an outstanding collaborative research environment that is home to over 500 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Major initiatives on campus include UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Genomic Medicine, Microbiome Sciences, Diabetes and Metabolism, Big Data Sciences and Drug Discovery.

Rady Children's hospital is a 524-bed non-profit pediatric care facility dedicated to excellence in care, research, and teaching serves as a major regional tertiary care hospital for children. The Division's nationally-ranked clinical program is expanding and growing with inpatient, outpatient, and consulting services at RCHSD and UCSD Medical Center, participation in multidisciplinary clinics, multiple regional satellite programs, and development of regional continuing education programs. The Division's rapidly growing research program includes investigators with expertise in basic, translational, and clinical domains, including serving as a Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network site.

The successful candidate will promote an environment of inclusive excellence in the research, teaching and clinical environments.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

References may be requested from all qualified applicants.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD in an area focused on the life sciences, computer and information sciences, mathematics, or physical sciences or equivalent. Candidates with an MD or equivalent must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must have a strong track record and national reputation as a leader in academic research, as demonstrated by high quality publication record and sustained competitive extramural funding.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with training and board eligibility or certification in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Pulmonology are preferred. Preferred candidates will have demonstrated leadership and substantial experience in basic, clinical, or translational research directly related to cystic fibrosis pathogenesis, physiology, molecular mechanisms, and/or associated lung biology disciplines, and the ability to integrate this research into the context of our existing pediatric pulmonary clinical infrastructure and care.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • 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)

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