University of California Riverside School of Medicine — Biomedical Sciences Tenure Track/Tenured Assistant, Associate

Biomedical Sciences Tenure Track/Tenured Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in UCR
School of Medicine

The Division of Biomedical Sciences within the School of Medicine at the University of California Riverside is seeking to hire faculty at the tenure track Assistant Professor, tenured Associate or Full Professor rank. We are looking for accomplished biomedical researchers with active research programs in Molecular, Cellular and Physiologic mechanisms underlying health & disease in children and the aging population. Areas of research interest include but are not limited to contributions of epigenetics and RNA biology to health & disease, cardiovascular disease, chronic inflammatory disorders, developmental disorders, environmental exposures, diseases associated with adverse childhood events (ACE) or generational stress, diseases relevant to health disparities and inequities, as well as to therapeutic mechanisms of intervention such as medicinal chemistry and chemical biology. Preference will be given to those individuals examining the molecular mechanisms of human disease who are committed to a collaborative approach to research, and who are experts in their specific disease models.

The successful candidates will have a primary appointment in the Division of Biomedical Sciences. The School of Medicine at UCR is the sixth University of California Medical School and serves the rapidly growing and dynamic Inland Southern California region by training a much-needed physician workforce and catalyzing innovations in research, education, and health care delivery that will improve the health of medically underserved populations. Laboratory and office space will be in the Gold-LEED School of Medicine research building. Areas of research within the Division include addiction, cancer biology, drug discovery, epithelial biology, endocrinology, gastrointestinal diseases and disorders, pulmonology, integrative immunology, host-pathogen interactions, neurodegeneration and neurodevelopmental disorders. Particular strengths on the campus pertinent to this recruitment include epigenetics, RNA processing, genomics/bioinformatics, microRNAs, neuroscience, vector biology, bioengineering and nanotechnology, and synthetic and analytical chemistry. The School of Medicine has 7 research centers: BREATHE, Center for Cannabinoid Research, Center for Glial-Neuronal Interactions, Center for Healthy Communities, Center for Health Disparities Research, Center for Molecular & Translational Medicine, and Center for RNA Biology and Medicine. The Division of Biomedical Sciences sponsors an innovative Ph.D. program that integrates the core medical curriculum with biomedical graduate training and research. The successful candidate will be expected to teach in the medical curriculum and actively participate in the Biomedical Sciences graduate program. Joint appointments in SOM Division of Clinical Sciences are available for candidates with active clinical practices.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Applicants must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm D., or equivalent degree and qualify for a tenure-track or tenured faculty appointment at the University of California.

Appointment at appropriate rank at the Tenure-track Assistant, Tenured Associate or Tenured Full Professor level will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience. After appointment, advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The University of California, Riverside is situated in an historic citrus growing area surrounded by mountain ranges. Riverside is about an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, or hiking in mountain or desert environments, and housing in the area is very affordable. The campus is also located in a prime position to take advantage of the other universities, research institutes, and biotech industries present in Southern California.


Initial review of applications will begin on February 17, 2023, and applicants will be considered until the positions are filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.