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POST DATE 8/10/2016
END DATE 2/1/2017

University of Kansas Lawrence, KS

Lawrence, KS
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Doctoral Degree


Position Overview
Applications are invited for a nine-month, full-time, tenure-track position at the level of Assistant Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, and have at least three years of postdoctoral research experience. Candidates should demonstrate a strong potential to develop and maintain an externally funded research program in pharmacology or toxicology. Individuals with research expertise in either of four focus areas: 1) neuroinflammation, 2) epigenetics, 3) imaging, 4) metabolomics, are especially sought. Prospective faculty are also expected to actively participate in teaching in the graduate and professional pharmacy programs of the department. The Pharmacy School at the University of Kansas has a strong history of competitive research supported by advanced research core facilities for proteomic and genomic analyses (microarray, MiSeq and HiSeq), molecular modeling, high-throughput screening, quantitative bio-behavioral assessment and bright-field, fluorescence, and electron microscopy (i.e., 4-D and 5-D imaging of living cells or tissues as well as for fixed specimens; 2-D and 3-D ultrastructural studies of cell structures and tissues) and 2-D/5-D image data analysis resources.

The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the U.S. by the effective date of appointment.

The University of Kansas is interested in hiring faculty members who can contribute to four key campus-wide strategic initiatives: (1) Sustaining the Planet, Powering the World: (2) Promoting Well-Being, Finding Cures; (3) Building Communities, Expanding Opportunities; and (4) Harnessing Information, Multiplying Knowledge. See for more information. Under-represented minorities and women are encouraged to apply. To apply, please electronically submit your curriculum vitae, a two-page description of research plans and three letters of recommendation to Otherwise, mail materials to Dept. Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045. The position will remain opened until filled. The University of Kansas is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Description
40% - 1. Development and maintenance of an active, externally funded research program in pharmacology as described below
1) neuroinflammation, 2) epigenetics, 3) imaging, 4) metabolomics,
40% - 2. Preparation and presentation of lectures and other teaching approaches in graduate and undergraduate courses in the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology.
20% - 3. Participate in service activities at the level of the Department, School, University and profession.

Required Qualifications

* Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline, such as Pharmacology or Toxicology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, or Cell and/or Molecular Biology.

* Research experience; 3 years (minimum) post-doctoral experience in one of the following areas: pharmacology, toxicology, cell and molecular biology or a closely related field.

* Candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential for obtaining external funding for their research proposals with translational impact.

* Demonstrated success in publishing research findings in nationally and internationally recognized journals.

* General expertise or comparable experience that supports an interest in, and an ability to teach, broad aspects of general pharmacology and toxicology in the context of a professional Pharm. D. program.

* Candidate should have excellent written and oral communication skills in English as evidenced by application materials, phone interviews and on-campus interviews.

Preferred Qualifications

* Demonstrated ability to conduct or contribute to interdisciplinary research projects and a record of collaborative interactions with scientists in diverse fields

* Potential for productive collaborations with investigators in the home department, the School of Pharmacy and the University of Kansas

* Demonstrated research expertise in either of four focus areas:

* neuroinflammation,

* epigenetics,

* imaging,

* metabolomics

Additional Candidate Instruction
Apply at and attach a cover letter and curriculum vitae to your electronic application.

In addition, a complete application includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page description of research plans sent to

The position will remain open until filled.

NOTE: Application instructions regarding letters of recommendation have changed. If you have applied, you will be receiving a notification.

Contact Information to Applicants

Advertised Salary Range
Commensurate with experience

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