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Department Opportunities

CTB and PCB are recruiting new faculty in Developmental and Stem Cell Biology! 

The Department of Cell and Tissue Biology (CTB) and Program in Craniofacial Biology (PCB) invite applications for an Assistant Professor tenure-track position. Please read below for more information on our department, the position, and timeline. Applications close December 8th. 

Link to AP Recruit here: https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF04719

What we’re looking for: 

  • Post-doctoral training record and future research program in the area of Developmental or Stem Cell Biology.  
  • Mechanistic focus in areas including but not limited to morphogenesis, bioengineering, organoid biology, cancer cell biology, or transcriptional and epigenetic regulation that complement existing research in the department, program, and school. 
  • Candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment and ongoing support system for diversity and excellence. 
  • Individual who complements existing research in the CTB, PCB, and School of Dentistry, which are detailed below. 

Faculty in the Department of Cell and Tissue Biology investigate basic molecular, cellular and tissue processes to achieve fundamental insights, and as a vehicle for understanding and treating disease, by focusing quantitative and mechanistic approaches on one or more of the following three broad research questions: 

1. How are cellular organization and behavior across scales controlled by molecular and biophysical cues? 

2. How is cell fate determined and maintained, and how are resulting cell and tissue morphologies and functions established? 

3. How do biochemical and biomechanical signaling and other forms of cell communication transmit information? 

The Program in Craniofacial Biology brings together faculty, research labs and investigators who are interested in the development and function of the craniofacial complex and of tissues of mesenchymal origin, such as muscle, cartilage and bone. Researchers in the program also study the biology of various stem cells, and how these progenitors differentiate into tissues. Finally, PCB researchers study interactions between tissues, such as those between mesenchymal and epithelial tissues, how tissue differentiation and interactions give rise to normal craniofacial development, and how deregulation of tissue differentiation and interactions is at the basis of many craniofacial anomalies and musculoskeletal diseases. 

Approximate Search Timeline 

December 8: Application deadline 

Early-to-mid January: Search committee will schedule candidate Zoom interviews. 

Early February: The search committee will reach out to candidates with requests for an in-person interview. 


For administrative questions, please contact Christine Won ([email protected]), CTB Administrator. 


CTB Labs Opportunities

Diane Barber Lab
Jeffrey Bush Lab
Fred Chang Lab
Rik Derynck Lab
Andrei Goga Lab
Carol Gross Lab
Sarah Knox Lab
Matthew Kutys Lab
Noelle L'Etoile Lab
Julie Sneddon Lab
Torsten Wittmann Lab
Erica Hutchins Lab

For more information about working at UCSF go to: https://www.ucsf.edu/about/working-ucsf