Research Assistant Professor

Gainesville FL
Aug 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Classification Title:

Research Assistant Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy, currently ranked among the top 10 schools of pharmacy in the US, consists of two clinical departments (Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy; Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research) and three basic science departments (Medicinal Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; and Pharmacodynamics). Tremendous growth in the basic sciences includes the addition of internationally recognized faculty in medicinal chemistry, neuropharmacology, and physiology with substantial NIH funding. This environment offers unparalleled opportunities for an early career investigator to build an independent career in a highly collaborative environment centered around drug discovery and development.

Lance McMahon, Professor and Chair of Pharmacodynamics, is looking for a highly motivated early career investigator with postdoctoral experience to join him as a Research Assistant Professor to establish a world class in vivo pharmacological laboratory. A main goal will be to use highly quantitative behavioral pharmacology in concert with cutting edge approaches in medicinal chemistry, drug formulation, and pharmacokinetics to develop novel treatments for pain, drug abuse, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

The ideal candidate will have an excellent record of publication, technical proficiency in operant conditioning and other behavioral and physiological approaches, and a keen interest in using a research-track faculty position as a resource to not only strengthen drug development and discovery at the University of Florida, but also launch an independent research career. Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, and creativity are essential. Applicants interested in advancing teaching skills will have that opportunity. In addition to substantial research infrastructure and financial support, the salary for this position will be highly competitive according to the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with qualification and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

PhD in Pharmacology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or a related discipline; 2 or more years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Applications will be reviewed starting August 25, 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, Joanna Peris, PhD, UF College of Pharmacy, P.O. Box 100487

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

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