Assistant/Associate Professor -Translational Pharmacogeneomics (TE) - Pharmacy Practice-Science

Tucson, AZ
May 04, 2021
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Pharmacy Practice and Science

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UAHS - Tucson


1295 N. Martin Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona, College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science seeks a dynamic individual for a 1.0 FTE Assistant/Associate Professor tenure-track position at the Tucson campus focused on translational pharmacogenomics at the T2 (studying the clinical utility of pharmacogenomic applications in clinical practice), T3 (studying the clinical, patient-centric, and/or economic outcomes of the integration of pharmacogenomics in clinical care), and/or T4 levels (studying the public and economic impact of pharmacogenomics on population health). The successful applicant should also have expertise in advanced general, genomic analytics, and bioinformatics in support of translational pharmacogenomic research. The expectation is that the successful applicant will establish an independent and extramurally supported research program while also contributing translational pharmacogenomic expertise to collaborative research initiatives. Teaching responsibilities will include coordination and instruction of courses in the professional and graduate programs, as well as the mentoring of professional, graduate and postgraduate students in general and in particular those with interests in translational pharmacogenomics.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The position will support the Profession, the College of Pharmacy, and the Department through service to committees, professional organizations, and scientific associations.
Candidates who share our commitment to innovative teaching and practice, exceptional research, and leadership are encouraged to apply.

1. Research

  • To continue and expand current lines of research into an independent program of research of translational pharmacogenomics (T2, T3, and/or T4).
  • To contribute translational pharmacogenomics expertise to collaborative research initiatives within the Department, the College, and the University.

2. Education

  • To provide instruction and service to professional, graduate, and postgraduate programs.
  • To provide professional and/or scientific mentorship to professional, graduate, and postgraduate students, as well as residents and fellows.

3. Service

  • Provide professional and scientific service to the Departmental, College, and University; as well as professional organizations and scientific organizations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in pharmacogenomics or related translational research discipline with application to T2 (clinical utility of pharmacogenomic in clinical practice), and/or T3 (clinical, patient-centric, and/or economic outcomes pharmacogenomics in clinical care), and/or T4 level (public and economic impact of pharmacogenomics on population health).
  • Knowledge and skills in translational research (T2, T3, and/or T4).
  • Demonstrated expertise in general and genomic advanced analytics.
  • Relevant publication record.
  • Relevant post-doctoral experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience with advanced programming languages commonly used in pharmacogenomics.* Experience with analytics programs commonly used in pharmacogenomics.* Emerging funding (training, research) record at the graduate, postdoctoral, or junior level* Ability and dedication to develop an extramurally-funded research program.* Have a commitment to excellence in teaching (didactic and experiential) and training of professional and graduate students, residents, fellows, pharmacists and other health professionals.

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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

DOE, salary commensurate with AACP/AAMC public school benchmarks

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Ivo Abraham | [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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