JDRF Genomic Immunology Fellow Position

The JDRF Genomic Immunology Fellow position aims to bring an exceptionally promising young scientist to UCSF in a unique capacity in which they will establish an independent research program focused on using genomic technology to understand autoimmunity.

Candidates with experience and/or interest in developing and applying genomics technologies to better understand human immune receptor-antigen interactions are particularly encouraged to apply. Fellows are small group leaders with Principal Investigator status in the University, which enables them to obtain extramural grants to support the growth of their programs, and thus are of a special class of "Faculty Fellows.” This position seeks a recently graduated Ph.D. or M.D. whose potential indicates they would benefit from a sheltered independence. Institutional support is granted for at least three years, in part through the generous support of JDRF, the Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology, and the UCSF Diabetes Center. Fellows are further encouraged to apply for an NIH Director’s Early Independence Award (DP5).

Interested applicants should send a brief research plan (2 pages maximum) and letter of support from their current advisor to Stacie Dodgson ([email protected]), as well as a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact information for two additional references. Letters of support should include specific comments about how the candidate’s proposed research program has the potential for high impact in the field of genomic immunology and is distinct from existing work in the advisor’s lab, and why the candidate is ready to start an independent lab.

The deadline for application is April 29, 2022. Please contact Stacie Dodgson with any questions about the position or application.

The Gladstone-UCSF Institute of Genomic Immunology is committed to improving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the genomic immunology field, from trainees to faculty, and is an equal opportunity employer.