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Clinician Scientist: UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Center

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 26th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 Department of Neurology at the University of California, Davis is recruiting a clinician scientist with interest in basic mechanisms of cerebrovascular brain injury to join the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center. The position is available at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. This is a full-time faculty position in the In-Residence series.

The candidate of choice will join the internationally recognized research environment of the UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center as well as associated neuroscience programs such as the Imaging of Dementia and Aging (IDeA) laboratory, the Center for Mind and Brain, the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders (MIND) institute and the Center for Neuroscience. The UC Davis Alzheimer's Disease Research Center is one of only 30 research centers currently designated by the National Institutes of Health's National Institute on Aging. The UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Center has a vast research portfolio and has been continuously funded for over 28 years.

UC Davis is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with academic and research excellence across a broad array of disciplines, a vibrant health-science enterprise, an outstanding campus community, and a focus on sustainability. UC Davis is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranks 10th among public research universities nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings.

The In-Residence title at the University of California is an institutionally underwritten Academic Senate title assigned to academically qualified individuals who engage in research, teaching, patient care, and University and public service.

This faculty position requires a primary interest in the basic mechanisms of cerebrovascular brain injury to study vascular cognitive impairment. Successful candidates will have a strong background in academic medicine, including demonstrated excellence in clinical service and research.

Responsibilities include:
• Direct patient care in an outpatient setting within the Alzheimer’s Disease Center.
• Maintain a vigorous and independent research program with translational aspects to diverse populations
• Participate and lead research teams and conduct collaborative scientific research.
• Teaching responsibilities consistent with the responsibilities of the In-Residence series.
• Provide University and public service consistent with the responsibilities of the In-Residence series.

The position emphasizes leadership potential within the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center for the future. For exceptional candidates assuming leadership responsibilities, it is possible to assume the Victor and Genevieve Orsi Chair in Alzheimer’s Research. Competitive laboratory space, start-up funding, and initial salary support are available.


• Candidates must possess an MD or MD/PhD and have experience in basic vascular research and cognitive neurology as it relates to vascular cognitive impairment.
• Candidates must be board certified in Neurology by the ABPN on or before their start date and have the ability to obtain a California medical license.
• Candidates are expected to have an independent research program with evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding.

• A record of publication in peer-reviewed journals is required.
• Candidates must have demonstrated excellence in teaching and demonstrated ability to build research teams and conduct collaborative science.
• The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

• Fellowships or experience with vascular disease or cognitive neurology with a vascular emphasis are encouraged.

This recruitment is conducted at the Assistant/Associate Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the Assistant/Associate rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by October 31, 2019. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2020. Interested applicants should submit: 1) cover letter; 2) curriculum vita; 3) statement of research; 4) statement of contributions to diversity; and, 5) three reference letters. All material must be submitted using the following link:

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: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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 UC Davis 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

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

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

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required