Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Medicinal Chemistry

Job description

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is recruiting in the area of medicinal chemistry for a 12-month, tenure-track appointment(s) at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Outstanding individuals using medicinal chemistry, broadly defined, for drug discovery and development in any target area are welcome to apply.

The College of Pharmacy, under the leadership of Dean R. Kip Guy, is transforming and expanding its research enterprise to strengthen and complement our existing focus areas. These include natural product chemistry for the development of therapeutic agents for the prevention and treatment of cancer, infectious disease, substance use disorders, and inflammatory diseases. Cardiovascular disease and neurological disorders (dementia/cognition and neurotrauma, among others) are also areas of focus within the College. Candidates with interests in any of these or closely related areas are especially encouraged to apply.

All candidates must possess a Ph.D. or other advanced degree(s) in chemistry or related discipline and a strong record of scholarship and research productivity. Selected candidates will be expected to develop/maintain an extramurally-supported research program, engage in graduate training in Clinical Experimental Therapeutics and/or Pharmaceutical Sciences, and contribute to the professional education of our Pharm.D. program.

The Department resides in a newly constructed 286,000 sq. ft. building located at the center of the combined medical and academic campus and encourages close interactions with other departments and centers at the University of Kentucky, including nationally recognized centers of excellence in neuroscience, cancer (NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center), cardiovascular, infectious disease, and clinical/translational research. In addition, the College houses the Centers for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceuticals, and Pharmaceutical Development.

Application materials including a current curriculum vitae and a research statement should be submitted via this requisition via the UK job site. Please also include contact information for at least three references in the application. Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate has been selected. Inquires may be directed to Dr. Steven Van Lanen, Chair, Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee ([email protected]). Following a preliminary review of application materials, letters of reference may be requested of candidates through the online employment system..

Job Title
Assistant, Associate, or Professor in Medicinal Chemistry

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Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

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Required Education

PharmD, MD, PhD

Required Related Experience

A developing or sustained record of scholarly achievement in medicinal chemistry, as appropriate based on rank

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

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

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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  1. Curriculum Vita
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    Posted: 4/14/2018
    Application Due: 5/11/2018
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