Assistant Professor, Drug / Therapeutic Delivery

North Carolina State University
September 22, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Information

Posting Number PG192801EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Assistant Professor, Drug / Therapeutic Delivery Anticipated Hiring Range Commensurate with education and experience Work Schedule General business hours, Monday-Friday; according to needs of the department. Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Molecular Biomedical Sciences About the Department

The College of Veterinary Medicine at North Carolina State University is one of the top ranked veterinary colleges in North America. The Departments of Clinical Science and Molecular Biomedical Sciences are the primary departments on campus performing research on biomedical approaches to therapy in animals and humans. North Carolina State University and the surrounding area have many enriching opportunities. Research Triangle Park, containing numerous pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, is located within the Research Triangle formed by Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, which are home to NC State University, Duke University, and UNC-Chapel Hill, respectively. Raleigh is located in central North Carolina, and both coastal and mountain communities are within a few hours' drive. The Triangle community of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill is active and culturally diverse and has been cited as one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. The quality of life in Central North Carolina is excellent, with many stimulating cultural, sporting, and outdoor activities.

The College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is nationally and internationally known for our translational research. This position will only enhance our reputation further and would expand it to include new approaches. Moreover, use of this position to build the Translational Predictive Biology cluster will strengthen existing faculty with cross-interests in this area and build additional bridges to the College of Engineering (BME/ISE) and the College of Sciences (MATH/STATS).

Essential Job Duties

NC State University is recruiting five faculty to play a central role in building a Center for Translational Predictive Biology. The five incoming faculty are expected to synergize with existing faculty to build an internationally-recognized program focused on developing integrated systems and analytical methods that can predict in vivo responses from in vitro systems. Areas of focus include organoid biology, microanalytical systems (organ-on-chip), drug delivery, and artificial intelligence/machine learning.

As part of this cluster, the Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences invites applications for a state funded tenure track position at the ASSISTANT PROFESSOR level in DRUG DELIVERY with a strong background in chemistry, pharmaceutics, biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline and an interest in applying their expertise to develop and apply innovative models for predictive pharmacology/biology. Applicants should have experience in one or more of the following areas: predictive models for drug delivery, delivery of large biological therapeutics (proteins and nucleic acids), addressing key challenges in delivery of drugs such as the blood- brain barrier, bioavailability, local targeting, and/or the use of organoid and microphysiological models to understand or improve delivery of therapeutic agents. The applicant should also have a track record of collaborative and interdisciplinary research, and experience, or an interest, in working with multiple animal models (rodents, large animals, humans).

The new faculty member will be expected to establish a successful interdisciplinary research program, and actively participate in the veterinary and/or graduate teaching programs. This position will be ideally poised to complement and collaborate with the pharmacokinetic, pharmacokinetic- pharmacodynamic, and drug disposition expertise of existing faculty, to collaborate with other members of the Translational Predictive Biology cluster and other faculty in the college and university, and to participate in NC State's university-wide Comparative Medicine Institute ( CMI). Joining the College of Veterinary Medicine offers unique access to clinical faculty in a state-of-the-art veterinary hospital as well as outstanding research faculty affiliated with the CVM, the CMI, and other university-wide Chancellor's Excellence Faculty Clusters ( CFEP). The specific teaching requirements will be tailored to the expertise of the individual and the needs of the college.

Other Responsibilities

Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education and Experience

  • Ph.D., D.V.M, or equivalent, and postdoctoral experience
  • Other Required Qualifications

  • Hires will be expected to provide key leadership in pharmacology and its application in predictive biology, teach existing courses, and develop specialized courses in their area of expertise.
  • Preferred Qualifications


    Required License(s) or Certification(s)


    Valid NC Driver's License required No Commercial Driver's License required No

    Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

    Job Open Date 08/10/2023

    Anticipated Close Date Open Until Filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    Please include as attachments a CV, cover letter, and contact information for at least 3 professional references. Also include a research statement.

    Position Details

    Position Number 00001427

    Position Type Tenured/Tenure-Track Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.00 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Mandatory - Medical Emergencies Department ID 194001 - Dept Molecular Biomedical Scie AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected].

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
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