Memphis, Tennessee
Up to $90,000 per year + benefits
April 20 2017
PIN# 23168
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The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position available immediately to conduct research on the disruption of the different elements of the neurovascular unit (central neurons, glia, and brain vessels) by drugs of abuse, including alcohol, and/or neurodegenerative diseases. Preference will be given to candidates using state-of-the art methodologies, including microfluids, “organ on a chip”, large-scale neuronal ensemble electrophysiological recording, chemo/optogenetics, omics/computational neuroscience, 2-Photon or Multi-Photon microscopy, AFM, light-sheet microscopy or other techniques that allow high-resolution, deep tissue imaging, etc.


Candidates will be considered at the rank of ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, based upon qualifications and experience. All applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research productivity and accomplishments. Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have a record of federal funding and current extramural support. 


In the last three years under new leadership, and with a strong core of Faculty devoted to Neurodegeneration and to Addiction research, the Department of Pharmacology at UTHSC has continuously increased its level of extramural funding.  The Department has recently moved to UTHSC’s new, state-of-the-art Translational Science Research Building (http://www.uthsc.edu/pharmacology/), which also houses researchers from the Departments of Physiology and Pediatrics, and the newly created Department of Genetics, Genomics and Informatics.  Thus, the candidate will join a very strong core of UTHSC scientists devoted to varied aspects of alcohol and substance abuse research, substance co-abuse and potentiated toxicity, neurotoxicology, and the pathophysiological bases of neurodegenerative disease Additional research collaborative opportunities in the area exist at the University of Memphis and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.


The UTHSC College of Medicine offers a generous start up package, and the Institution includes several core facilities, including the Lab Animal Care Unit (LACU), the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), the Molecular Resource Center (MRC), the Flow Cytometry and Flow Sorting core (FCCS), the Molecular Bioinformatics Core (MBC), the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core (PMC) and the Research Histology Core (RHC). Furthermore, the Departmental of Pharmacology sustains commons facilities in laser confocal microscopy, laser capture microscopy, and high-throughput robotic electrophysiology.  In addition, a strong neuroscience community comprises the Neuroscience Institute that offers a Mouse Behavior Core and an Imaging Center.


Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, and a summary of research interests and plans to Francesca-Fang Liao, Ph.D.  Chair, Search Committee, Department of Pharmacology, UTHSC College of Medicine, 71 South Manassas St., Memphis, TN 38103, or by email to fliao@uthsc.edu. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admissions regardless of race, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Eligibility and other terms and conditions of employment benefits at The University of Tennessee are governed by laws and regulations of the State of Tennessee, and this non-discrimination statement is intended to be consistent with those laws and regulations. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the University. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), ADA (disability), Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity (OED), 910 Madison Avenue, Suite 826, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, telephone 901-448-7382 (V/TTY available). Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.



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