Associate or Full Professor

May 24, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Classification Title:

Aso/Full Prof

Job Description:

The Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology (CPSP) in the Department of Pharmaceutics (PC) at the University of Florida College of Pharmacy (COP) on the Lake Nona (Orlando) campus invites applications for a full-time, 12-month tenure-track position at the rank of Associate/Full Professor.  The successful applicant will have a commitment to the CPSP's mission (below), an interdisciplinary and team-based research program and teaching activities, as well as to establishing a nationally recognized externally funded research program.

The Center’s mission is to improve the discipline of drug development and regulatory science by developing innovation translational research strategies in quantitative clinical pharmacology, including personalized medicine. The candidate is expected to build an externally funded research program from among the disciplines of pharmacometrics, systems pharmacology, bioinformatics and/or healthcare outcomes based on modeling and simulation, and a mix of in silico and experimental (laboratory and in silico) research.  The successful applicant will serve as a senior CPSP representative to lead and manage a formal scientific collaboration between the CPSP and external groups of multi-disciplinary pharmacometricians, systems pharmacologists and bioinformatics specialists. The collaborative teams will focus on identifying innovative and future-looking drug development and regulatory science projects of shared interests, including model-based analysis of healthcare outcomes, and training of the CPSP doctoral students and post-doctoral research associates, and other team members in advanced quantitative clinical pharmacology.

The successful applicant’s research program is expected to include private industry, foundation and/or federal funding in both basic and applied modeling and simulation. The primary focus of the CPSP is on research that informs decisions related to drug development, clinical care and/or regulatory science. 

Additional information on the Department and College is available at the website:

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank.  

Minimum Requirements:

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. or Pharm.D. degree (or equivalent) with relevant post-doctoral training in experimental (basic) and applied quantitative clinical pharmacology with significant and relevant experience in quantitative clinical pharmacology. Excellent teaching and communication skills are essential. FDLE Criminal Background Check Required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Soft skills are essential to team-based research (e.g., leadership abilities, strong communication skills, strategic thinking, consensus building), and in facilitating scientific communication of ideas between, trainees, faculty and external collaborators. Clinical experience is an added attribute for the successful candidate as an understanding of therapeutics and healthcare outcomes is helpful for training and mentoring Pharm.D. students, PhD students and post-doctoral research associates.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled or a suitable candidate pool has been identified. Applications will be reviewed starting June 7, 2017.

Applicants should submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) a CV; and (3) contact information for at least three professional references. Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair, Lawrence Lesko,, 407-313-7008.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

Health Assessment Required: No



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