Assistant Professor of Research Neurosurgery-CHLA – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Division of Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) are actively seeking a scientist with training in translational cancer therapeutics and molecular biology as a full-time faculty member for the position of Assistant Professor of Research in Neurosurgery to join its current team of 5 clinical faculty members as a researcher.

Division of Neurosurgery:

The Division of Neurosurgery is part of the Neurosciences Service Line (the Neurological Institute) which has been highlighted as a key service line by the hospital. The Division of Neurosurgery is currently undergoing expansion of its research portfolio. A brand-new integrated clinic space for the Divisions of Neurosurgery and Neurology opened in the Spring of 2021. The goal of the Neurologic Institute is to offer comprehensive and integrated neurologic services in a patient-centered environment.

Clinical Research Program:

The academic mission for the Division of Neurosurgery is to build a cutting-edge research infrastructure within our comprehensive care model that would foster the training of future physician scientists while also ensuring that our laboratory translational studies focus on treatment of neurological disease from the diverse patient communities of CHLA. The Division is recruiting a research-focused faculty to perform cutting-edge science and contribute towards the division’s growing portfolio.

CHLA is a busy urban teaching hospital with a diverse patient population. There are very active outpatient clinics in the Neurological Institute, with subspecialty programs in surgical neuro-oncology, craniofacial disorders, epilepsy management, movement disorders, brachial plexus, fetal surgery, and more. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles is a 495-bed free-standing children’s hospital with 18 operating rooms, 24 PICU beds and 58 NICU beds. We care for children from our local community as well as from all over the world with a wide-range of pathologies.

Academic appointment through the Keck School of Medicine of USC is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. If you are interested contact Diana Babayan, Division Administrator of Neurosurgery at

The annual base salary range for this position is $90,000-$100,000.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

CHLA and USC are equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The Division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

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