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Asst/Assoc Professor of Pediatrics


This is a Full-time position in Los Angeles, CA posted May 3, 2021.

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.

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles ( CHLA ) and The Saban Research Institute Diabetes and Obesity Program are searching for a candidate for a tenure track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor to conduct pre-clinical research in the fields of diabetes and/or obesity.

Candidates must hold a M.D.

and/or Ph.D.

degree and have a record of training and achievement that will allow them to develop or continue independent bench research in the field of obesity and/or diabetes.

Successful candidates will enter an environment that is already rich in translational and clinical research in these areas.

They will integrate with other Diabetes & Obesity Program investigators, as well as investigators in the   USC   Diabetes & Obesity Research Institute ( DORI ), to help understand the biology of obesity and diabetes and to develop novel approaches to disease prediction, prevention and treatment.

Academic appointments will be made according to expertise of candidates in one or more of the relevant academic departments at USC The Diabetes & Obesity Program at   CHLA   was established in 2013 with the mission to develop, implement and promote innovative and effective strategies to combat childhood and adolescent diabetes and obesity.

The program is aligned with research, clinical care, hospital wellness and community outreach to provide a comprehensive approach.


  DORI   was established in 2012 with the overall goal of integrating basic, clinical, and public health research in obesity and diabetes at   USC   and its affiliates, including   CHLA .

  DORI   faculty includes 52 investigators from a variety of academic departments (Medicine, Pediatrics, Preventive Medicine, Physiology & Biophysics and Surgery) and Schools (College of Letters Arts and Sciences; Schools of Engineering, Gerontology and Pharmacy) at   USC .

They conduct interdisciplinary and basic, translational and clinical research.
Interested applicants are invited to submit a CV, names of 3 referees and statement of current and future research directions.

Apply here and Cassandra Fink,   MPH , Program Administrator, Diabetes & Obesity Program at

USC   values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Minimum Education: MD and/or PhD
Preferred Field of Expertise: Preclinical Research on Diabetes and/or Obesity

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business.

With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations.

As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units.

As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.