University of Kentucky (UK)

Genetics/Genomics/Pharmacogenomics of Immune Function in Disease

University of Kentucky (UK)

Lexington, KY, United States

Genetics/Genomics/Pharmacogenomics of Immune Function in Disease

 

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 College’s 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 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 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, a teaching/mentoring philosophy statement, a statement detailing the importance of diversity and inclusion in your academic responsibilities, and the names of three persons who may be contacted for reference letters must be submitted online at UK Jobs: http://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/259295.

 

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.

 

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

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