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Assistant Professor Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Company: University of Kentucky
Location: Lexington
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Posting Details
Posting Details Job Title Assistant Professor Translational Research in Pharmaceutical Sciences

Requisition Number FE03253

Working Title


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.

Required License/Registration/Certification N/A

Job Summary The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is recruiting broadly for 12-month, tenure-track appointments at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated Fall 2023 start date. We seek candidates with diverse backgrounds and life experiences who can help grow our translational program and align with the COP's P20 Center of Biomedical Research Excellence for Translational Chemical Biology . This would include, but is not limited to: innovative approaches to chemical biology and/or medicinal/natural products chemistry in translational drug discovery and development; pharmaceutics, targeted drug delivery and/or PKPD in the drug development process; or pharmacogenomics and/or novel tools to improve personalized diagnostics and therapeutics. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement the College's signature existing and emerging research themes (including substance use disorders, infectious diseases, cancer, neurological disorders, metabolic syndrome, and immune modulation of disease). 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 strongly committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Therefore, we highly encourage applications from and nominations of candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups. To learn more about our College's perspective on diversity, equity, and inclusion, see our Vision, Mission, and Value Statements and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Web Page .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 next to the Biomedical Biological Sciences Research Building and the recently opened Healthy Kentucky Research Building that also house pharmacy faculty. All three buildings are at the center of the combined medical and academic campus, facilitating close interactions 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) Curriculum vitae,2) Research statement including a summary of research goals (under specific request #1)3) Teaching and mentoring philosophy statement (under specific request #2)4) Diversity statement detailing the candidate's background and experience with and commitment to diversity and inclusion in their academic responsibilities (under specific request #3)5) Names of three persons who may be contacted for reference letters.

For questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair,
Dr. Jill Turner ( (see application details) ). For questions regarding submitting application materials, contact UK Human Resources ( (see application details) or call (see application details), option 2).

Assessment of candidate applications will start immediately and the position will be open until filled. The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

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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