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Academic Transplant Surgeon

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is Assistant Professor $304,673-$414,009. This position includes membership in the Health
Sciences Compensation Plan

Application Window

Open date: February 29, 2024

Most recent review date: Thursday, Mar 14, 2024 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: Friday, Feb 28, 2025 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.

Position description

The Division of Transplant Surgery of the University of California Davis Health in Sacramento is seeking a Board- Certified/board-eligible abdominal transplant surgeon with a focus on Kidney or Liver Transplantation. This full-time faculty position will be at the level of Assistant Professor in the Health Sciences Clinical or Clinical X dependent upon experience and qualification. Faculty in the Clinical X series are expected to engage in professional competence and activity, teaching, research and creative work, and University/public service. Faculty in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence, and activity, scholarly or creative activities, and University/public service.

The candidate will join the Division of Transplant Surgery of the Department of Surgery. The Division currently performs 350 kidney transplants and 60 living donor nephrectomies annually. There will also be an opportunity to participate in the growth of the newly established UNOS-approved liver transplant program if desired. Prospective candidates should have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. UC Davis Health and the Department of Surgery seek candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. All candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Interested applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience, curriculum vitae with bibliography, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant rank. The resulting hire will be at the assistant rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications. For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Dr. Sophoclis Alexopoulos , MD at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Must possess a Medical Degree
• Must be board certified or board eligible in Surgery
• Strong interest in clinical outcomes and/or basic research in organ preservation, reconditioning, and modulation utilizing ex vivo machine perfusion or transplant immunology
• Possess excellent clinical skills with the ability to perform living and deceased donor adult and pediatric kidney and liver transplantation as well as deceased donor multi-organ recovery and minimally invasive living donor nephrectomy

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
  • Must acquire a CA Medical License before the appointment start date
  • Be fully trained in an American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS) accredited fellowship program
Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

• Additional training experience in Pancreas Transplantation is desirable but not necessary

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA