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Faculty Position in Bioinformatics and Data Science in the Department of Neurosurgery

UCLA Department of Neurosurgery
Los Angeles, California
Salary commensurate with experience
Closing date
Nov 25, 2022

Faculty Position in Bioinformatics and Data Science in the Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


The Department of Neurosurgery in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor In-residence.  We are particularly interested in candidates who will be able to develop biomedical informatics, data science, artificial intelligence, and digital health solutions to address unmet needs for patients with brain tumors, traumatic brain injury, cerebrovascular disease, hydrocephalus, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, spinal disorders, and other neurosurgical problems. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. *Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring students who underrepresented are encouraged to apply


The individual will be associated with the NCI-funded Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Brain Cancer and the California state-funded Brain Injury Research Center (BIRC) and will be expected to build a departmental strategic plan and technical data science infrastructure that will lead to scholarly NIH-funded translational research projects.  This faculty member will also participate in the training of graduate students, medical students, and neurosurgery residents/fellows.  The Department of Neurosurgery has a commitment to translational, collaborative pre-clinical to clinical research that will transform neurosurgical patient care.



Applications are welcomed from those with doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, or equivalent) in a relevant field, who are actively engaged and extramurally funded research projects that develop fundamental data science methodologies involving machine learning, artificial intelligence, and signal processing techniques that may be able to translate recent advances in data science and artificial intelligence to active translational/clinical research relevant to the discipline of neurosurgery, while addressing the computational challenges that arise when doing so.


Required Documents:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and CV addressed to: Chair of the Search Committee (Neurosurgery Bioinformatics & Data Science), Department of Neurosurgery, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA via UCLA Academic Recruit and arrange to have a personal statement, as well as three letters of recommendation, uploaded to the UCLA Recruits website. Candidates should also provide a Diversity Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. 


The University of California, Los Angeles is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.  We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.


Targeted Reference Checks. The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e. those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

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