Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Subst

Job description

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky invites applications for a tenure-track, open rank faculty position. This position was established to focus on the genomics / genetics / epigenetics of alcohol and substance use disorders to support collaborative, unifying research that ultimately improves human health by predicting risk, developmental progression, persistence, cessation, and relapse, as well as tailoring effective therapeutics using genomic approaches.

The duties of this position include developing and maintaining an active research program in genomic science and methodology, preferentially in the area of alcohol and substance abuse. This position will also be responsible for developing collaborations to integrate genomic / genetic / epigenetic science into practice-based and clinical research, as well as advancing the knowledge of pharmacogenomic / genetic / epigenetic science both locally and nationally. The faculty member will also secure extramural funding to support their research.

This open-rank faculty position will be instrumental in participating in the professional and graduate teaching programs of the College of Pharmacy and other colleges as appropriate. Providing service to the Colleges and University through committees and other assignments, as well as mentoring graduate students and junior faculty as appropriate based on rank will also be responsibilities for this position.

Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. To apply, please upload your curriculum vitae and a one-page letter of intent (upload under Cover Letter).

Applications will be reviewed beginning March 1, and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Title
Assistant, Associate or Full Professor of Pharmacogenetics / Pharmacogenomics of Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education

PharmD, MD, PhD in a related field

Required Related Experience

• A developing or sustained record of scholarly achievement in genomic science in areas of health care disparities as evident in the state of Kentucky, especially in alcohol and substance abuse, as appropriate based on rank

• Strong track record of acquiring extramural research funding or potential to acquire extramural funding as appropriate based on rank

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• Strength in team building, as appropriate based on rank
• Experience in mentoring junior faculty, as appropriate based on rank
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Excellent oral and written communication skills

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Commitment to development of and scholarly participation in pharmacogenomics research in alcohol and substance abuse programs and a collaborative orientation toward University, community, state and national activities that enhance health.

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University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 3/17/2018
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