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Assistant Professor for a New Initiative in Precision Medicine: Sensors, Devices, and Imaging

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The University of California San Diego has made an unprecedented commitment to advance human health by applying computational biology to analyze big data in biomedical research and through leveraging the strengths of a diverse faculty, staff, and student body. Each appointment will be made jointly between at least two departments from across the campus in order to facilitate collaborations in new interdisciplinary fields. They include Health Sciences (School of Medicine and Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences), the Jacobs School of Engineering, and the Division of Biological Sciences. The University invites applications from outstanding candidates for tenure-track faculty position(s) in Sensors, Devices, and Imaging at the Assistant Professor level. Successful candidates will be expected to teach both graduate and undergraduate students in the participating departments and establish a vigorous program of high-quality federally funded research that focuses on innovative approaches in one of the targeted areas. These may include, but are not limited to:

• engineering, computer science and computational approaches to biological complexity and challenging biomedical problems;
• integration of multi-omics data across multiple scales from molecule to organism for deciphering disease mechanisms and improving treatment;
• soft-robotics and other engineering applications relevant to clinical and/or translational medicine;
• next generation computational and engineering approaches to personalized medical diagnosis and treatment;
• imaging and/or sensing mechanisms for clinical applications;
• application of systems medicine approaches, experimental investigations and development of new understanding of the design principles of living systems; and/or
• quantitative pharmacology.

The Sensors, Devices, and Imaging position(s) encompass intelligent implantable sensors and actuators, bio-compatible soft robotics systems interfaces, assistive health – medical devices, minimal radiation imaging in photonics, quantum optics, photoacoustics, advanced optical imaging methods such as spatial frequency domain imaging or diffuse optical spectroscopic imaging, and functional in-vivo imaging computations, injectable theranostics for surgical and targeted radiotherapy guidance; instrumentation for real-time detection of these probes.

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent in the area of interest and have demonstrated the potential to achieve independence in their publications and funding records. Candidates must have expertise in engineering and computer science and an interest in medical imaging or medical devices/sensors, human physiology and pathology and related areas.

Successful candidates must be involved in development of engineering sciences, methods, and technology in omics and precision medicine and interested in working with the UC San Diego clinical, scientific, and engineering communities.

The preferred candidate will have demonstrated strong leadership or a commitment to support diversity, equity, and inclusion in an academic setting.

The level of appointment and salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on UC pay schedules.

For applicants with interest in spousal/partner employment, please see for the UC San Diego Partner Opportunities Program.

UC San Diego 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 gender, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of 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)

  • Pub 1

  • Pub 2

  • Pub 3

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required