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 Pharmaceutics, Drug Delivery, or Pharmacokinetics/Pharmacodynamics

The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky, College of Pharmacy invites applications for a tenure-track position at any academic rank in the areas of pharmaceutics, drug delivery, and pharmacokinetics/pharmacodynamics.

Candidates with a Ph.D. or other advanced degree in pharmaceutics, chemistry, chemical engineering, or the biomedical sciences and an interest in translational medicine are strongly encouraged to apply. The selected candidate will be expected to develop an independent, extramurally supported research program and to contribute to our professional Pharm. D. program as well as and the graduate training programs in Pharmaceutics and/or Clinical Experimental Therapeutics.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to establish collaborative relationships within and outside the College of Pharmacy and with other University of Kentucky investigators. For clinically-oriented applicants, therapeutic areas of interest include cardiovascular diseases, oncology, infectious diseases, and neuroscience. For pharmaceutics applicants, research emphasis in biologics formulation and solubility enhancement are strongly encouraged to apply. The University of Kentucky has an outstanding infrastructure for drug discovery and development that is facilitated by the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, the Center for Pharmaceutical Development, a Cancer Nanotechnology Training Center, the NCI-designated Markey Cancer Center, the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science.

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 contact information for three references must be submitted online via UK Jobs: https://ukjobs.uky.edu/postings/46605. 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 and 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 Position in Health Economics

The Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is growing its program in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy by actively recruiting for one 12-month, tenure-track appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in 2014. In addition, this person will serve as the Associate Director for the Institute of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy.

The successful candidate will have an established track record in health economics research. Many opportunities exist for collaboration within the College of Pharmacy and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, including those focused on pharmaceutical regulatory policy, biomedical/pharmaceutical informatics, and health outcomes. In addition, potential collaborators include investigators from The Gatton College of Business and Economics, the Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Center for Health Services Research, the Center for Advancing Pharmacy Practice, and the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation.

Investigators must demonstrate a sustained track record of extramural funding and scholarly output, as well as graduate and professional training in the area of health economics. Selected candidates will be expected to maintain an extramurally-supported research program, engage in graduate training in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, and contribute to professional education in the Doctor of Pharmacy professional program. The research program of the selected individual will benefit from state-of-the-art 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/.

Application materials including current curriculum vitae, a summary of research goals, and contract information for three references must be submitted online to requisition no. FE00026 via UK Jobs: https://ukjobs.uky.edu. 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 and 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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