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Adjunct Assistant Professor, Molecular and Medical Pharmacology

Recruitment Period

Open December 7th, 2020 through Monday, Feb 1, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)


The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology, invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Assistant Professor (adjunct series), with an expected start date of Summer 2021. UCLA has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich UCLA’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The successful candidate will be expected to establish an externally funded, research program in the field of molecular pathology, liquid biopsy, and/or in vitro diagnostics (IVD). We are particularly interested in candidates with a strong and current medical and translational research background with emphasis on biomarker development for cancer diagnosis/prognosis and noninvasive prenatal testing. The ideal candidate would also have significant clinical experience in a relevant area such as molecular pathology and clinical trial design.

The ideal candidate will diversify the UCLA’s current research portfolio with a research program focused on clinical applications of in vitro diagnostics that could include, but are not limited to, prostate cancer, liver cancer, thyroid cancer, head and neck cancer, as well as diseases related to maternal-fetal medicine. Teaching requirements of the position will be consistent with the David Geffen School of Medicine workload guidelines and include a combination of graduate and undergraduate mentoring.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute synergistically to the existing strengths of the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA by collaborating with other faculty members, related research centers, and other departments while utilizing the department’s existing resources effectively. Outstanding collaborative opportunities and excellent resources are available for the incumbent in the Department Molecular and Medical Pharmacology.

Required Qualifications:
• The candidate must have M.D., and/or Ph.D. degree in pathology, biochemistry, laboratory medicine, or a related field;
• Demonstrated research productivity focused on translational research and biomarker development;
• Excellence in research demonstrated by publication record in peer-reviewed journals;
• Demonstrated a strong record of obtaining extramural research support evidenced by receipt of funding awards from NIH;
• Demonstrated accomplishment in teaching and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students

Candidates should apply via UC Recruit. Please submit a full CV and cover letter. Applications should also include a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion through research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants should have a minimum of four letters of recommendation sent to the same address. The position will remain open until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-6 letters of reference required