Assistant Professor Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Kentucky

United States

December 5, 2021

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Posting Details

Job Title Assistant Professor Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requisition Number FE02727 Working Title Department Name 7K300:PHARMACEUTICAL SCIENCES Work Location Lexington, KY Type of Position Faculty Position Time Status Full-Time Tenure Track Status Tenure Track Required Education

Candidates must possess a PharmD, PhD, MD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD, or another advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline.

Required Related Experience

Candidates must also provide evidence for outstanding scholarship, research productivity, and their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service.

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Job Summary

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is recruiting broadly for a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated Fall 2022 start date. We seek candidates with a diverse background who can help grow our translational program with an emphasis on, but not limited to, pharmacogenomics to improve personalized diagnostics and therapeutics, PKPD in the drug development process, chemical biology in translational drug discovery and development, or immune modulation of disease. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement the College's signature research themes, including substance use disorder, cancer, neurological disorders, metabolic syndrome, and infectious diseases. Given the breadth of collaborative research themes at the University of Kentucky, exceptional applicants with research expertise oriented towards other health care areas are also encouraged to apply,

The University of Kentucky, the College of Pharmacy, and the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences are all strongly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we highly encourage applications from and nominations of candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Candidates must possess a PharmD, PhD, MD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD, or another advanced degree in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline. Candidates must also provide evidence for outstanding scholarship, research productivity, and their commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion in research, teaching, and service. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded, nationally recognized, collaborative research program. The selected candidate will also be expected to contribute to the teaching, advising, and mentoring of Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD), undergraduate, and graduate students in a manner that supports diversity and inclusion.

A primary mission of The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is to improve health by developing innovative approaches for the treatment of disease. Our faculty create and lead collaborative, interdisciplinary efforts within our University's dynamic and growing research and clinical enterprises, with a particular focus on translating discoveries to impact patients. The College of Pharmacy resides in a 286,000 sq. ft. building located at the center of the medical and academic campuses and encourages close interactions and collaborative research with other departments and centers at the University of Kentucky. These include nationally recognized centers of excellence in neuroscience (Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute), cancer (NCI- designated Markey Cancer Center), cardiovascular disease (Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Gill Heart and Vascular Institute), and clinical/translational research (Center for Clinical and Translational Science). In addition, the College houses research centers that cultivate and provide expertise in all aspects of drug discovery and development as well as translational science. These include the Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceuticals Center, the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice, and the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation. The College of Pharmacy is also home to the new COBRE in Translational and Chemical Biology, a primary mission of which is to support junior faculty in their research and career development. In addition, the College of Pharmacy financially supports various initiatives to foster interdepartmental and inter-collegiate collaborations.

Application materials must include: 1) a curriculum vitae, 2) a research statement including a summary of research goals (under specific request #1), 3) a teaching and mentoring philosophy statement (under specific request #2), 4) a statement detailing the candidate's background and experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their academic responsibilities (under specific request #3), and 5) the names of three persons who may be contacted for reference letters.

For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Bjoern Bauer (bjoern.bauer@uky.edu). For questions regarding submitting application materials, contact UK Human Resources (UKJobs@email.uky.edu or call 859-257-9555, option 2). Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by December 5, 2021.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes Preferred Education/Experience Deadline to Apply Open Until Filled Yes University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  • Applicant Documents

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  • Curriculum Vita
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  • Cover Letter
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