Research Assistant Professor

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Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Research Assistant Professor Position Number Appointment Type Fixed Term Faculty Salary Range Salary commensurate with education and experience. Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent If part-time, hours per week FTE 1.00 Vacancy ID FAC0002678 Posting Open Date 01/18/2019 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Proposed Start Date 07/01/2019 Position Summary

A Research Assistant Professor position is available immediately 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 and pharmacodynamics.

The projects will involve the use of nonlinear mixed effects and physiologically-based modeling techniques, and other biostatistical applications in preclinical and clinical drug development research, to identify optimal dosing and clinical trial design.

The successful candidate will work in the Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory of Dr. Angela Kashuba, and will focus on challenging preclinical and clinical modeling projects in the areas of HIV treatment, prevention, and cure. This position is also integrated into the UNC Center for AIDS Research, the HIV Cure Center, and Qura Therapeutics. The candidate will also consult on, and assist with, projects supported by these entities.

This candidate will become part of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. 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 Institute for Drug Safety Sciences. It is expected that the successful candidate will embrace student mentoring. Didactic teaching is not required, but there are many opportunities to participate if the candidate wishes to grow their teaching portfolio.

At UNC-CH, 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. This creates an excellent environment in which to conduct multidisciplinary research. This position will work within dynamic multidisciplinary teams to optimize drug dosing and outcomes.

Educational Requirements

Qualified candidates must have either a doctoral degree in Pharmacometrics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or a closely related discipline, or a masters of science degree with additional pharmacometrics training.

Qualifications and Experience

The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in modeling, simulation, and statistical methods through evidence of scientific meeting presentations, publications, regulatory report submissions or other equivalent activities.

Extensive software (e.g., NONMEM, ADAPT, Phoenix, Simulations Plus Suite, 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.

Interested applicants should submit a letter describing personal goals as they relate to the position, along with a curriculum vitae.

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.

Special Instructions

Qualified candidates should apply at and attach the following materials as a single PDF file: a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Angela Kashuba (Search Committee Chair); UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, CB# 7569, UNC, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7569), complete curriculum vitae, name and contact information for 3 professional references, and a detailed research project abstract. Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until the appointment is made.

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Department Contact Name and Title Nicole Kenney, HR Consultant Department Contact Telephone or Email [email protected] Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919) 962-1092 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. Research Statement
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    Posted: 1/22/2019
    Application Due: 3/29/2019
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