Researchers (LPPI & SFVAMC)
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco invites applications for Researchers at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and the SF-VA Medical Center. These are full-time positions and will be filled at the Assistant to Full Professor level, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2013.
Applicants must have a PhD in Psychology or Epidemiology/Biostatistics and postdoctoral research training; two of these positions are based at the VA Medical Center and require extensive methodologic training and expertise. Applicants must have established skills in--and dedication to--clinical or translational research that is central to the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and VA missions; demonstrated teaching ability, and an established track record with extramural funding.
There are five positions with a preference to target research in: 1) epidemiology of dementia and cognitive impairment; 2) epidemiology of late-life depression and geriatric mental health; 3) ADHD; 4) tobacco use disorder, especially in underrepresented populations; and 5) alcoholism, substance abuse and substance-related disorders.
Responsibilities include developing a successful independent program in clinical or translational psychiatric research with a focus to be determined by the incumbent in alignment with the broad goals of the Department; developing effective collaborations with established researchers at UCSF; and participating in Departmental and/or University service. There are opportunities for direct teaching, supervision and support of education innovations in academically oriented clinical and research educational programs for medical students, residents, psychology interns, or postdoctoral fellows in a variety of disciplines; as well as opportunities for patient care. Current independent funding is essential, and this position will be supported entirely by self-generated research funds.
Applicants are encouraged to submit their application electronically--including CV; statement describing current research activity; brief statement of contributions to teaching and/or educational program evaluations; three representative journal articles; and three letters of reference by January 1, 2013--to John McQuaid, PhD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Nancy Buenaventura at email@example.com.
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underrepresented minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, including minorities and women.