Employment Opportunities

The UK College of Pharmacy is part of the University of Kentucky, one of the largest employers in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Below are current employment opportunities within the College of Pharmacy. For additional opportunities at the University of Kentucky, please visit the UK Jobs website.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. If offered a position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and national background check in accordance with University of Kentucky Human Resources regulations.

Faculty Positions:

 

Faculty position in Pharmaceutical Sciences

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky is transforming and expanding its research enterprise and anticipates recruiting one person for a 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level in 2014. The Department resides in a newly-constructed 286,000 sq. ft. building located at the center of the combined medical and academic campus and encourages close interactions with other departments and centers. These include nationally recognized centers of excellence in aging, substance abuse, cancer, cardiovascular, and infectious disease research, which draw on the expertise of faculty across multiple colleges. In addition, the College houses the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, the Center for Pharmaceutical Development, a Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center, a NIDA T32 Training Program and a NIH/NCI Platform Partnership Program for the development of RNA Nanotechnology for Cancer Therapy. Collectively these centers cultivate and provide expertise in all aspects of drug discovery and development as well as translational science.

Outstanding individuals working in any area related to drug discovery and development are encouraged to apply. These include, but are not limited to, pharmacology, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, pharmaceutics, drug design, drug delivery, pharmaceutical technology, experimental therapeutics, and pharmacogenomics.

All candidates must possess a Ph.D. or other advanced degree(s) and a record of scholarship and research productivity. Selected candidates will be expected to develop/maintain an extramurally-supported research program, engage in graduate training in Clinical Experimental Therapeutics and/or Pharmaceutical Sciences, and contribute to professional education in the Pharm. D. program.

The University is strongly committed to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally under represented groups. Application materials including current curriculum vitae, a summary of research goals and contract information for three references must be submitted online to requisition no. SC551474 via UK Jobs: : https://pa087.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/search/SearchResults_css.jsp. For questions regarding the submittal of application materials, contact UK Human Resources at: UKJobs@email.uky.edu or call (859) 257-9555, option 2. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. If offered a position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and national background check in accordance with University of Kentucky Human Resources regulations.

 

Endowed Chair in Pharmacogenetics-Faculty Position in Clinical and Experimental Therapeutics

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.  The successful candidate will have an established track record using pharmacogenetic approaches. Candidates with a record in translational studies using pharmacogenetics 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 Advancing 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 in either academic or industrial research settings will be considered for this 12-month appointment. Academic investigators must demonstrate sustained track record of extramural funding and scholarly output.  Evidence of graduate and professional training in the area of pharmacogenetics is also essential. The research program of the selected individual will benefit from state-of-the-art research facilities in the new 280,000 sq. ft. College of Pharmacy building.  More information about the College is available at its web site: http://pharmacy.mc.uky.edu/.

Please submit a letter of application describing career goals, curriculum vitae, synopsis of future research plans, and the names and contact information of at least three references to:

CET Search
Office of the Dean
789 S. Limestone
BioPharm Complex Building
University of Kentucky
Lexington KY 40536-0596

or electronically to Kendra Harvey at kharvey@email.uky.edu.

Application review will continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. If offered a position, the candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and national background check in accordance with University of Kentucky Human Resources regulations.


Postdoctoral Position

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratories of Drs. Gregory Graf and Deneys van der Westhuyzen. The programs are jointly investigating the impact of obesity and insulin resistance on lipoprotein metabolism, reverse cholesterol transport, and cholesterol elimination pathways in both the liver and intestine and their impact on the development of obesity related metabolic diseases including non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and atherosclerosis. The laboratories are members of the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center and Barnstable Brown Diabetes and Obesity Center. Each of the Centers sponsors a weekly seminar series and annual symposium featuring prominent investigators in the field. They jointly conduct a Cardiometabolic Disease Journal Club presented by trainees and coordinated by Dr. Graf. Students and fellows are expected to participate in these activities as well as present their research at national meetings as representatives of an internationally recognized, dynamic and highly collaborative research community at the University of Kentucky.

The University of Kentucky in located in Lexington, a city that routinely ranks among the top ten cities in which to live by organizations such as Livability.com, Kiplinger, and CNN-Money. The city is located in the heart of the stateís horse country and is known for its affordability, thriving downtown shops and restaurants, extensive green spaces, and proximity to the regionís outdoor recreational areas.

The University of Kentucky is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer & Educator. Please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for references to Gregory.Graf@uky.edu.


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