Research Assistant Professor - DPET
Position Type: Permanent Faculty
Department: SOP-DPET - 452200
Appointment Type: Fixed Term Faculty
Vacancy ID: FAC0001983
Position Summary: The UNC Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy comprise one of the nation's few comprehensive academic health centers located on a world-class research campus. The Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time, fixed term faculty position at the rank of Research Assistant Professor. This Division is a designated Pharsight Phoenix® Center of Excellence, and is a nationally recognized, dynamic and collegial faculty whose vision is to lead the nation in achieving excellence in innovative translational research, education, and progressive pharmacy practice to optimize drug therapy outcomes. The Division has vibrant fellowship and graduate programs, including an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral training program in Clinical Pharmacology in collaboration with Duke University and the Hamner Institute for Drug Safety Sciences. DPET faculty are in the process of applying to UNC for designation of a new center: The Pharmacometric Center for Precision Medicine. The candidate will be a member of this Center. The position offers a unique opportunity to work as part of a multidisciplinary team on infectious disease projects focused on the application of mathematical modeling and simulation to characterize drug pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and toxicodynamics. The successful candidate will work in the laboratory shared by Alan Forrest, PharmD and Gauri Rao, PharmD, MS (computer engineering), MS (pharmacometrics), and will focus on challenging preclinical (in vitro and animal), translational and clinical modeling projects in the areas of antiinfectives (mainly anti-bacterials). The projects will involve the use of nonlinear mixed effects and physiologically-based modeling techniques, and other biostatistical applications in preclinical, translational and clinical drug development research, to identify optimal dosing regimens and laboratory and clinical trial design.
Application Deadline: 07/12/2017
Education Requirements: Qualified candidates must have a doctoral degree in Pharmacometrics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or a closely related discipline.
Qualification and Experience: The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in modeling, simulation, and quantitative systems pharmacology. Extensive software (e.g., NONMEM, ADAPT, R) and programming proficiency is preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team are essential. Participation in teaching and grantsmanship is also expected.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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