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Assistant In Residence Department of Pharmacology

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 15th, 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 University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites
applications for a full-time academic position at the assistant rank in the Professor in Residence Series. This is a self-supported position.

The successful candidate should have research interests focused on quantitative studies of the cardiovascular system, especially as it relates altered cardiac function (electrophysiology, contractility, and energetics) during hypertrophy, heart failure and arrhythmias. Strong experience and productivity in state-of-the-art computational modelling or experimental approaches (or both) and a commitment to multidisciplinary research and collaboration will be a plus.

The incumbent will be expected to engage in studies that are team based and multi-disciplinary, at the intersection of biophysics, pharmacology, molecular biology, computer science, and biomedical engineering, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds.

Basic qualifications for this position are as follows:

• Candidate must possess a Ph.D. degree and at least two years of productive postdoctoral experience
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher including teaching experience and awards
• Teaching experience with undergrad, graduate and medical students and awards
• The ability to continue a successful, independent, extramurally funded research program and possess a strong record of research training, publications and grant funding
• Demonstrated commitment to community and professional service including committee work, leadership experience, and community outreach
• Candidate will be expected to engage in studies that are team based and multi-disciplinary, at the intersection of biophysics, pharmacology, molecular biology, computer science, and biomedical engineering, enabling a wide range of possible collaborations and high-level research training for students with diverse backgrounds
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment
• Ability to adhere to policies and procedures, and leadership experience and abilities.
• University service is required for all series

Preferred criteria in the consideration of applications are:

• Expertise in mathematical modeling and simulation to study cardiac electrophysiology and contractility
• Previous experience developing computational frameworks to predict disease mechanisms, gain insight into origins of clinical observations, and aid in the identification of novel targets for the treatment of heart failure and arrhythmias
• Previous research experience centered at the interface of intracellular signaling, energetics, and electrophysiology
• Expertise in state-of-the-art experimental electrophysiology approaches including patch clamp and fluorescent imaging
• A record of excellence, creativity and initiative in research which establishes a strong potential to build a vigorous and competitive research program

Applicants should upload their letter of interest, curriculum vitae, 6-7 letters of
recommendation/references, statement of contributions to diversity, three significant publications, and a statement of research (include past and present accomplishments, and future goals) online at:

For full consideration, applications should be received by October 31, 2019.

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 newly established Cardiovascular Research Institute, 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.

For questions regarding how these policies/programs affect academic appointees, contact:
Lisa Brodkey, 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 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

Davis, CA


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

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research

  • 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.

  • Publication #1

  • Publication #2

  • Publication #3

Reference requirements
  • 6-7 letters of reference required