University of California-San Francisco

Location: San Francisco, CA

Otolaryngology Scientist/Clinician-Scientist Leader – Epstein Lab for Auditory Physiology & Genetics

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery is seeking a leader for the Saul and Ida Epstein Laboratory for Auditory Physiology and Genetics. The Epstein Laboratory is an endowed Regents Laboratory within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at UCSF and is devoted to hearing science. Historically, the lab has focused on basic and applied research for the treatment of deafness with a focus on cochlear implantation, cochlear physiology, and genetic therapies. The next leader of the Epstein Lab will be central to collaborations focused on advancing the basic science understanding of the mechanisms of hearing and/or auditory processing in order to target therapeutic strategies.

The successful candidate will be a leader in the field of hearing science, highly collaborative, and must have a track record of facilitating relationships across several clinical and research disciplines. A track record of consistent funding is expected.  Investigators from a background in various technologies will be considered including scientists with interest in stem cell technology, tissue engineering, neuroscience, genetics, or cochlear physiology.

The Epstein Lab Director will be a research leader within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and as such will work cooperatively with the clinical Division of Otology/Neurotology which is led by Dr. Charles Limb. Mentorship of medical students, residents, post-doctoral students, and clinical and research faculty is integral to the position

The position will be within the In-Residence track at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level. Candidates must have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or an equivalent degree.

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.

Please apply online at with a CV, cover letter (statement of interest), statement of contributions to diversity, statement of research, statement of teaching, and contact information for three references.

For positions that are 51% effort or more:

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See [Table 5]( The minimum base salary range for this position is $106,900 – $360,600. This position includes membership in the [health sciences compensation plan]( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

For positions that are 50% effort or less:

See [Table 2 ]. ( for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $82,200 – $218,500.

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