Translational Microbiome Faculty Position - Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine, San Francisco


The Benioff Center for Microbiome Medicine (BCMM) is seeking a visionary translational scientist to join our vibrant and growing research community at the University of California San Francisco. This open-rank, faculty position is part of a broader campus-wide initiative to foster diversity equity and inclusion in biomedical research. Candidates are expected to hold a Ph.D. and/or MD and have demonstrated outstanding research accomplishment and potential. They should also have a clear record of mentorship – particularly of students from groups that are typically underrepresented in biomedical science.

Candidates may apply here: Additional information is provided in the attached advertisement.

We also invite you to make suggestions of colleagues who would represent great candidates for this position. If you have suggestions of potential candidates, please contact Dr. Lynch with your suggestions or via this form: We are considering candidates for all faculty ranks (assistant, associate, or full professor)

Candidates working in all areas of microbiome research are welcome to apply. Candidates with demonstrated expertise in computational, particularly systems biology approaches and/or translational research particularly microbial therapeutic development, are encouraged to apply. Depending on the area of research specialization, the successful candidate may be jointly appointed in one of our clinical or basic science departments or divisions. The successful candidate will be expected to establish a highly collaborative and interactive translational research program, to join one of our top-ranked interdisciplinary graduate programs (see, excel at graduate teaching and inclusive mentoring, and participate in activities that promote equity and inclusion. Service and teaching expectations are comparable to those of any other tenure-track faculty position.

Faculty appointment will be made at a professorial rank commensurate with current academic standing. UCSF offers competitive salaries, research set-up funds, and recruitment allowances, and has numerous opportunities for faculty development and further training in mentorship. Applications must be submitted online and include the following documents:

• Cover Letter • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

• Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

• 1-page statement of research accomplishments (copies of major publications may be included) • 2-page statement of future research plans

• Statement of Teaching

Applicants should additionally provide contact information for three to five references.As part of the application process, please select one or more preferred departments in your online application. Note: The academic home department will be determined based on best fit for final candidate. Review will begin on December 1st, 2022 and continue until the position is filled. Please direct inquiries about the position and suggestions of potential candidates to Dr. Susan Lynch (

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.