Assistant or Associate Professor

University of California-San Francisco
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Assistant professor / lecturer


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University of California San Francisco Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy

The UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) is seeking a full-time or part-time faculty member at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank with expertise in health services research, health economics, or a related field. Qualified applicants may also serve as the Assistant or Co-Director of TRANSPERS, founded in 2008, which is a global leader in developing objective evidence on the translation of personalized/precision medicine and other new technologies into clinical care and health policy.

This position is fully funded for 1-2 years, with substantial protected research time. This position also offers the possibility for a joint affiliate appointment in the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies (PRL-IHPS). PRL-IHPS, which was established in 1972, is the first interdisciplinary health policy research group to be part of a major health sciences campus. Their unique contribution is the ability to apply a multi-disciplinary perspective in collaboration with others within and outside the Institute and the University.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD or other relevant, terminal degree (e.g., PharmD, MD) with training and expertise in health services research, health economics, health policy, health outcomes or related fields. Education and/or experience in personalized/precision medicine or related topics is strongly preferred but not required. Successful applicants will either have a successful track record of publications and external grant funding or strong evidence of their ability to achieve these objectives. Expertise and interest in the following areas is particularly desired: coverage and reimbursement policy, economic evaluation and methods, interdisciplinary and mixed methods research, systematic evidence reviews and registry development, pharmaceutical outcomes, and cancer care and prevention. We also value applicants with evidence of strong oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact with stakeholders and organizations at all levels. Other desirable attributes are: demonstrated evidence of leadership abilities, ability to work both independently and in teams and a desire to become a leader in academia or related organizations.

The position focuses on developing and sustaining high-quality research that supports the mission of the Department and TRANSPERS. The faculty member will lead his/her own research projects as well as contribute to TRANSPERS focused research by leveraging and building existing expertise and developing new areas of growth. The faculty member will be integrated into the Department’s teaching and service activities.

UCSF Center for Translational and Policy Research on Personalized Medicine (TRANSPERS) TRANSPERS, located in the UCSF Department of Clinical Pharmacy, School of Pharmacy, brings together a broad spectrum of experts from across the world β€” from academia, government, and groups representing patients, providers, and payers β€” to examine critical issues that impact the translation of personalized medicine into practice and policy. Using an evidence-based approach, we launch projects and establish working groups to explore key areas including healthcare utilization, reimbursement and coverage policies, costs and cost-effectiveness, evidence development and evaluation, decision-making (patient, provider, payer, and government), and policy. TRANSPERS has been funded by the National Institutes of Health since its founding in 2008, as well as by other organizations.

Interested candidates must apply online at: with a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names, titles, and contact information for three references (references will not be contacted without permission).

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


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Posted on

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Assistant professor / lecturer


San Francisco , United States