Why Do Your Postdoc at UCSF?

UC San Francisco is dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, education and training in the life sciences. Among the highest ranked research-intensive institutions in the country, UCSF is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to health and life sciences.

Internationally recognized as a research powerhouse, UCSF draws postdocs from around the country and around the world to collaborate in state-of-the-art research facilities. The San Francisco Bay Area is a hub for innovation and technology, and postdocs at UCSF can take advantage of numerous opportunities to interact with leaders in academia, industry, and science policy.

Over 50 UCSF faculty scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences. Five have won the Nobel Prize, and 17 are investigators in the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. UCSF was the second largest recipient of National Institutes of Health research support among all institutions in 2013, receiving over $500 million in the nationally competitive process.

As a postdoc at UCSF, you will receive a generous benefits package, including health benefits for your dependents, and access to a wide array of career planning and development resources. UCSF has a dedicated Postdoc Office, which provides an avenue of communication among postdoctoral scholars, faculty, and administrators. The active Postdoctoral Scholars' Association at UCSF organizes networking opportunities for postdocs and an annual postdoc symposium. See the current postdocs area of this website to find out about the many other personal, practical, and research-related resources available on our campuses.

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Contact the Office for Postdoctoral Scholars.

The Postdoc Office, part of the UCSF Graduate Division, is located in the William J. Rutter Center, Suite 310, at the Mission Bay campus.

Mailing address:
UCSF Postdoc Office
Campus Box 0523
1675 Owens Street, Suite 310
San Francisco, CA 94143

Tel: 415/476-2310
Fax: 415/514-0844


Christine Des Jarlais, EdD
Assistant Dean for Postdocs and Career Development
tel 415/476-1558

Roberto Banuelos
Administrative Analyst, Graduate Division
tel 415/502-3224

Jeannine Cuevas
Communications Director, Graduate Division (webmaster)