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Assistant, Associate or Professor in Pharmacogenomics/Genetics

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Assistant, Associate or Professor in Pharmacogenomics/Genetics
Requisition Number FE02204
Working Title
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

PharmD, PhD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD or other advanced degree(s) in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline

Required Related Experience

A developing or sustained record of scholarly achievement an appropriate area of science.

Strong track record of acquiring extramural research funding or high potential to acquire extramural funding as appropriate based on rank

Required License/Registration/Certification


Job Summary

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is recruiting in the area of Genetics/Genomics/Pharmacogenomics of Immune Function in Disease for a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant Professor level with an anticipated start date of Fall 2020, although exceptional candidates at any level can also be considered. We seek candidates who can help grow our new program in the modulation of immune function as it impacts disease with expertise in relating genotype to phenotypic response, as well as in genetic approaches to the diagnosis and prediction of disease, or the discovery, development and evaluation of novel therapeutic interventions. Special consideration will be given to candidates whose research interests complement the Colleges signature research themes including substance use disorders, cancer, neurological and metabolic disorders, and infectious diseases.

All candidates must possess a PharmD, PhD, PharmD/PhD, MD/PhD or other advanced degree(s) in pharmaceutical sciences or a related discipline and a record of scholarship and research productivity. Selected candidates will be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally-supported research program, engage in the College of Pharmacy graduate training program, and contribute significantly to providing the conceptual and practical skills for the next generation of professional Pharm.D. students to become leaders in the field of pharmacy practice.

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 universitys 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 combined medical and academic campus and encourages 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), cancer (NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center), cardiovascular disease (Gill Heart Institute), and clinical/translational research. In addition, the College houses the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, the Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceuticals Center, and the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice. These research centers cultivate and provide expertise in all aspects of drug discovery and development as well as translational science.

Application materials including a current curriculum vitae, a summary of research goals (upload under Specific Request 1), a teaching/mentoring philosophy statement (upload under Specific Request 2). When prompted in the application, please include a statement detailing the importance of diversity and inclusion in your academic responsibilities, as well as the names of three persons who may be contacted for reference letters.

For questions about the position, please contact the Chair of the Search Committee, Bjoern Bauer at bjoern.bauer@uky.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To assure full consideration, application materials should be received by Feb. 15, 2020.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Commitment to the development of and scholarly participation in genetics/genomic/pharmacogenomics research programs and a collaborative orientation toward University, community, state and national activities that enhance health

Strength in team building, as appropriate based on rank

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.

Posted: 2019-12-09 Expires: 2020-03-12

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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