University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy Faculty Position


The Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy invites applicants to apply for a 12-month, tenured/tenure-track faculty position to help build a program in the pharmacogenomics or proteomics area. The appointment will be at a rank commensurate with experience. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and an established research program in genomics or proteomics relevant to drug discovery, development or therapeutics. Applicants with expertise in bioinformatics, microarray and/or high throughput technologies are strongly encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will contribute to teaching missions of both the professional program in Pharmacy and the graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

This position recognizes the importance of pharmacogenomics/proteomics in pharmaceutical research, and the long-term opportunities provided by their development, use and application in Pharmacy. Through the Research Challenge Trust Fund (RCTF) provided by the commonwealth of Kentucky, the College of Pharmacy has been provided with resources to invest in this translational technology to augment its pharmaceutical research effort.

Strong applicants with training outside the traditional pharmaceutical sciences in areas such as genetics/genomics, molecular biology, or protein chemistry, but with interests in pharmaceutical research, are encouraged to apply. It is anticipated that many successful opportunities in pharmaceutical research may be recognized and numerous potential collaborations developed within the College and with programs at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, and other campus-wide Centers and Institutes. Centers and Institutes at UK include: Markey Cancer Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, Center on Neuroscience, Center for Biomedical Engineering, Graduate Center for Toxicology, Center for Structural Biology, Center for Computational Sciences and Gill Heart Institute. Applicants with strong leadership skills who are willing to accept a leadership role in campus-wide efforts to expand/develop these technologies at the University of Kentucky are encouraged to note this in their letter of interest. The successful applicant will be encouraged to note this in their letter of interest. The successful applicant will be provided with competitive start-up funds, a salary commensurate with experience and modern research facilities.

The Search Committee will begin reviewing applications by September and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a CV, an outline of their current and future research plans and names of three references to:

Dr Peter Wedlund
Chair Search Committee
College of Pharmacy University of Kentucky,
Lexington KY 40536-0082