Faculty Position in Computer Aided Drug Design and Discovery

The Ohio State University
Job Location
Columbus, OH 43210
Job Description

The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy announces a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  This position is partially funded by Translational Data Analytics, a focus area of Ohio State’s Discovery Themes; a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact.  The successful applicant will have a research program in computational predictive modeling focused on drug-target interactions at the molecular level to aid in drug design and discovery.  This candidate will also possess a history of working in multidisciplinary research groups.  We especially encourage applications from candidates who are experts in computer-aided drug design and who take novel approaches to analyze and use large chemical and biological datasets.  Such approaches would be employed to identify new therapeutic candidates by target-based and/or ligand based strategies.  The successful candidate is expected to establish and/or maintain an externally funded research program, to train graduate students and postdocs, and also participate in didactic teaching programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicants at the Associate Professor level should have an extramurally funded research program.

Faculty members have access to the many Centers, Institutes, and core facilities on campus.  The Division consists of nine full-time faculty, three faculty with joint appointments, and additional adjunct faculty in other Health Sciences Colleges.  This environment has resulted in significant collaborations and programmatic grants.  Opportunities for collaboration exist within the College of Pharmacy’s other Divisions (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, and Pharmacy Practice and Science).  Collaborations are also established with and/or fostered by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, College of Veterinary Medicine, the Center for Microbial Interface Biology, the Public Health Preparedness for Infectious Diseases program, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, as well as at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and interdisciplinary graduate education programs.  A broad array of shared resources are available nearby and across the University campus to support basic and translational research.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential.  We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies.  We are an NSF Advance Institute and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). 

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

How to Apply

Please submit applications online through Academic Jobs Online at:  academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/.  Inquiries maybe directed to Dr. Karl Werbovetz, search committee chair c/o Ms. Alice Gardner (gardner.1067@osu.edu).  When submitting an application, please submit a CV, a research program summary and future directions, and a list of three references as a single pdf file.  Initial inquiries will be kept confidential.  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and will be negotiable.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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