Interventional Psychiatrist

The Departments of Psychiatry and Neurological Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco invite applications for an Interventional Psychiatrist.  Applicants must have:

  • an MD and research training or experience 
  • a California medical license at time of appointment 
  • established skills in translational or clinical research on mental illnesses 
  • experience in treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders 
  • have experience or interest in developing a joint Psychiatry/Neurological Surgery neuromodulation program
  • demonstrated clinical experience and teaching ability 

This position will be filled at an academic rank commensurate with experience (Assistant-Full Professor), and could begin on July 1, 2012 or thereafter. This position offers a joint appointment in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry (primary appointment) and Department of Neurological Surgery. The primary responsibilities will be launching a successful independent program in interventional psychiatric research in humans and significant clinical commitment to longitudinal patient care. Strong opportunities exist for collaboration in neuroimaging and basic neuroscience, as well as for clinical work and teaching in educational programs that interface between psychiatry and neurological surgery.   

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Applicants are encouraged to submit their application electronically—including CV, statement of research interest, three representative journal articles, brief statement of contributions to teaching and/or educational program evaluations, and three letters of reference—to Steven Hamilton, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Anne Poirier at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

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. 


Leadership in research, education, psychiatric care and public service