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Assistant/Associate Adjunct Professor in Pharmacology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 15th, 2018
Last review date: November 15th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites applications for a full-time academic position in the Assistant or Associate Adjunct series. This is a self-supported position.

The successful candidate should have research interests aimed at elucidating molecular mechanisms of cardiac electrophysiology using multi-scale approaches: from ion channel regulation and pharmacology through cellular electrophysiology, calcium imaging and tissue level electrocardiography and contractile function. A specific focus will be given to those integrating experimental and computational approaches for understanding these processes and how they are disrupted in cardiac disease. The candidate must have research training, publications and grant funding, as well as a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher. Abilities to continue a successful, independent, extramurally funded research program and to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment are also required for this position.

The incumbent will be expected to engage in studies that are team-based and multi-disciplinary, at the intersection of biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, computer modeling and physiology, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds. The incumbent will be expected to adhere to policies and procedures, and leadership experience and abilities. University service is required for all series.

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:

  • Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree, and at least five years of productive postdoctoral experience.
  • Must have at least 3 years of experience managing or coordinating multidisciplinary research efforts.
  • Teaching experience with undergrad, graduate and medical students and awards
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience in team-based and multi-disciplinary work at the intersection of biophysics, biochemistry, pharmacology, molecular biology and physiology, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds.
  • Candidate must have expertise computational modelling of ion channel biology, ionic homeostasis, and cardiac myocyte signaling, through to continuum models of electroconduction and ionic diffusion.
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years’ experience in all configurations of the patch-clamp technique, measurements of local and global calcium signal, and extensive experience in isolating myocardial tissue preparations and individual cardiac myocytes from multiple species.

Preferred criteria in the consideration of applications are:

  • At least 5 years of experience in research centered in biomedical/pharmacological significance that can lead to better understanding of mechanisms regulating cardiac electrophysiology.
  • At least a 5-year record of excellence, creativity and initiative in research which establishes a strong potential to build a vigorous and competitive research program.
  • A clear record of integrating experimental and computational approaches to addressing key questions in cardiac electrophysiology and pharmacology in a quantitative and comprehensive manner.

For full consideration, applications should be received by November 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Applicants should upload their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 6-7 letters of recommendation, statement of contributions to diversity, three significant publications, and a statement of research (include past and present accomplishments, and future goals) online at:

The Pharmacology Department is housed in the UC Davis Genome Building and Tupper Hall with Department Chair, Dr. Donald M. Bers, Ph.D. The Department has strong links to the Cardiovascular Research Program, Center for Neuroscience, Physiology and Membrane Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Genome Center, and UC Davis Health System Cancer Center. The Davis campus is the third largest in the University of California system and ranks among the nation’s top 20 universities in research funding.

For more information about the Department of Pharmacology, please visit our website at:

UC Davis supports Family-friendly recruitments. UC Davis covers travel expenses for a second person to accompany an invited faculty recruitment candidate who is a mother (or single parent of either gender) of a breast or bottle-feeding child less than two years of age.

UC Davis recognizes the necessity of supporting faculty with efforts to integrate work, family and other work-life considerations. To recruit and retain the best faculty, the campus sponsors a Work Life Program that provides programs and services that support faculty as they strive to honor their commitments to work, home and community.

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact:
Matilda Aidam, Director
Faculty Relations and Development,
(530) 752-7643

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Job location

Davis, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

Reference requirements
  • 6-7 letters of reference required

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