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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, In-Residence) Pediatric Neurometabolic Neurologist

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Open date: October 6, 2022

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 9, 2023 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: Friday, Oct 6, 2023 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 Department of Neurosciences at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and is recruiting a Pediatric Neurometabolic Neurologist for a Ladder Rank or In-Residence faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
(1) Contribute to both outpatient and inpatient clinical services on a part-time basis as a pediatric neurologist, in both primary and consultative capacities;
(2) Establish a multi-disciplinary and extramurally funded clinical and/or translational research program in any area of pediatric metabolic-genetics;
(3) Collaborate with members comprising a comprehensive clinical-academic metabolic-genetics program based primarily at the Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD, one that further comprises a multitude of clinical trials, genomic sequencing and precision medicine approaches toward therapeutics (among other elements);
(4) Engage with researchers and clinicians in expanding the experimental therapeutics platforms for novel drug discovery based on the neurobiology of identified genetic mutations linked to inborn errors of metabolism and other rare metabolic-genetic conditions;
(5) Promote campus and community-wide collaborations with all major clinical and academic stakeholders vested in any aspect of pediatric metabolic-genetics;
(6) Help expand training, teaching and education programs at all levels that will attract the top talent from around the world;
(7) Engage both professional and private lay organizations having shared visions and goals for the advancement of diagnosis, care and awareness, and for optimizing long-term outcomes, of patients affected by metabolic-genetic disorders;
(8) work as a leading advocate and spokesperson for pediatric metabolic-genetics at the local, regional, national and international levels; and
(9) Carry a major leadership role in national/international professional societies within the field of pediatric metabolic-genetics (such as the Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders, Society for Inherited Metabolic Disorders (SIMD), Society for the Study of Inborn Errors of Metabolism (SSIEM), American Society for Human Genetics, Society for Neuroscience, and the Child Neurology Society, as well as key research sponsors such as the National Institutes of Health and private foundations.

The appropriate appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank based on the candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include Ladder Rank or In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on 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 a MD or equivalent or MD/PhD in health related fields.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must also have completed formal accredited Pediatrics or Neurology residency training, and be Board-Certified in Neurology with special qualification in Pediatric Neurology or equivalent certification from another professional association.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with an additional advanced degree such as a MSc, MPH or equivalent are preferred.

Candidates with clinical-academic experience focused in the field of metabolic-genetics and experimental therapeutics are also preferred.

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.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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