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Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Movement Disorders Research Lead

Position overview

Position title: Movement Disorders Research Lead
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $82,200-$235,400. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: October 19, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 31, 2024 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 18, 2024 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 seeks a translational or basic scientist to serve as the Movement Disorders Research Lead.

The recruitment of a translational or basic scientist whose research program aligns with the goals and resources of the Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center (POMDC) will enhance the research aims of the center and foster the success of junior faculty with career development awards. The POMDC and the fellowship program will benefit from a senior research leader in the field, with federal grants who will play an important role in teaching and research, while fostering the broader research mission of the POMDC.

The successful candidate will serve as Research Lead of the established POMDC research program and will teach graduate students and research fellows/staff, as well as provide mentorship to junior faculty.

The successful candidate will interact with a wide range of translational and basic science programs at UCSD to enhance national recognition of the POMDC's research.

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

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

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:

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a MD, MD/PhD or PhD in health related fields.

Candidates must have a record of extramural funded research in Parkinson's disease and/or related Movement Disorders.

Candidates must also have a track record of teaching and/or mentorship activities.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with experience in educational missions in academic medical centers are 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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