Endowed Chair in Pharmacogenetics/ Pharmacogenomics

University of Kentucky
Job Location
Lexington, KY 40506
Job Description

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky invites applications of tenured Associate and Full Professors for the inaugural appointment of the Larry H. Spears Endowed Chair in Pharmacogenetics/Pharmacogenomics. The successful candidate will have a PharmD, MD, PhD or other terminal degree and an established track record using pharmacogenetic/pharmacogenomic approaches. Candidates with a record in translational studies using pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics for personalized therapy and improved health care outcomes are highly sought. Those with expertise in cancer, neuroscience, cardiovascular, or infectious diseases will be given special consideration.


Many opportunities exist for collaboration within the College of Pharmacy and with investigators in multidisciplinary centers including the Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice, the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, the Markey Cancer Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center, the Gill Heart Institute, Barnstable Brown Kentucky Diabetes and Obesity Center, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences. Candidates with documented expertise in pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics in any research setting will be considered. Candidates must demonstrate a sustained track record of extramural funding and scholarly output. Evidence of successful mentoring of graduate, fellow, or professional trainees in the area of pharmacogenetics/pharmacogenomics is also essential.


The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is renowned for its pharmacy and graduate pharmaceutical science education and its innovative approach to training in the areas of drug discovery, drug development, clinical and experimental therapeutics and pharmaceutical outcomes and policy. More information about the College is available at http://pharmacy.mc.uky.edu/.


Located in the heart of the Bluegrass, Lexington is a city of almost 300,000, with a greater metro area population of more than 550,000. It is home to numerous businesses in the computer industry, health care services, auto manufacturing, banking, financial management and investment services. Named one of the “Best Cities for Families” in 2010, and one of “America's Best Cities” in 2011, Lexington is the horse capital of the world, and boasts a revitalized downtown with growing cultural activities, and an excellent public school system. For additional information on Lexington, please visit www.lexchamber.com.


Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The individual offered the position must pass a pre-employment drug screen and a pre-employment national background check.


Please note that, to be considered an applicant for this position, you must submit an application via UK's online employment system. In addition, please include:

- A letter of application describing career goals (Cover Letter)

- Curriculum vitae (Curriculum Vitae)

- Synopsis of future research plans (Specific Request 1)

- The names and contact information of at least three references (Specific Request 2)


Interested applicants should submit a UK Online Application at https://ukjobs.uky.edu and search for requisition # FE00491. Applications will be accepted until May 29th, 2016. Any questions can be directed to HR/Employment at (859) 257-9555 option 2.


The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, African Americans, and all minorities.

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