Assistant Professor of Research Pediatrics-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 Saban Research Institute at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, in collaboration with the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, seeks to hire an outstanding neuroscientist at the rank of assistant professor (non-tenure track) who has experience investigating mechanisms mediating gene-environment interactions that influence structural and functional outcomes in brain circuits. A particular emphasis should be on determining the impact of genetic background on the development social and emotional behaviors. Candidate will investigate phenotypic heterogeneity using genetic reference panel animal models, and will incorporate behavioral, physiological and molecular technical strategies in their research program.

Applicants should have an outstanding record of research and scholarly accomplishments and a demonstrated capacity and desire to establish collaborations across disciplines. Those candidates with a strong interest in translational neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Submit a brief cover letter, curriculum vitae, a research plan of no more than 2 pages, and 3 letters of recommendation to be submitted by candidate’s references.

The annual base salary range for this position is $81,811-$235,856.  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.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) is a nonprofit institution that provides pediatric health care to tens of thousands of children annually. The Saban Research Institute (TSRI) is a nationally recognized pediatric research enterprise that houses basic, translational and clinical research programs in the brain sciences and neurodevelopmental disorders, oncology, cardiovascular and gastrointestinal diseases, stem cells and developmental biology, infectious diseases and metabolism. CHLA scientists are faculty at the University of Southern California, thus providing a large university research partner for facilitating innovative research efforts that impact children at our hospital and around the

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and are 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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