The Center for Perinatal Discovery, which the candidate will join, was launched in September 2020, and is a focal point for clinical, translational, and basic research related to maternal and child health. Its overarching mission is to understand both the effects of maternal health on pregnancy, and the effects of pregnancy exposures and outcomes on maternal and offspring health throughout the lifespan.
The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated commitment to research excellence and participation in teaching, research, service, and in building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. The Department is comprised of 65 faculty members and is currently ranked 14th among Pathology departments in NIH funding, with active research programs in placental biology, microbiome, cancer immunology, and neurodevelopmental biology. The successful candidate will benefit from the highly stimulating and collaborative environment within both the department and the Center.
Candidates must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and a current research program in a discipline relevant to women's reproductive and/or perinatal biology with a track record of obtaining funding.
Candidates with an MD, who also want to pursue practice in Pathology, must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California and must be board eligible/certified in Anatomic and/or Clinical Pathology, or related field.
Candidates with a strong research background in reproductive immunology or endometrial biology and high productivity with regards to peer-reviewed publications are preferred.
Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor rank. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. Rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.
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