Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics (PHA); AD-0405-00

Bethesda, Maryland (US)
$74,708 to $127,794 USD Per Year
March 29 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), in collaboration with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), is engaged in a multi-year program of expansion and invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure eligible).

USU is the Nation's Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective on education, research, and service. These activities uniquely related to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. AFRRI, a component of USUHS, is the DoD’s lead institute for militarily relevant biomedical research on the effects of and protection from ionizing radiation. The Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics, at the Uniformed Services University, is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the National Institutes of Health and in close proximity to the biotechnology corridor in suburban Maryland. The area is rich in scientific opportunities and cultural offerings. For further information, visit our websites at and

The Department seeks to expand the ongoing collaborative research programs in pharmacological radioprotection and mitigation. Applications are encouraged from individuals engaged in all areas of radiobiology research that enhance or complement the current strengths of the Department and AFRRI, especially, but not exclusively in areas of novel drug discovery, toxicology, radiation-induced pathogenesis, DNA damage response, radiation-induced signal transduction, and radiation cancer treatment and biology.

Qualifications and Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in pharmacology, or a related biomedical science, or radiation biology field plus substantial research expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals appropriate to his/her research. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines. US citizenship is required. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

Interested individuals should see for additional information and submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests (2-3 pages), and arrange for three letters of reference. All inquiries and electronic applications should be sent to: 

Dr. Regina Day 

Department of Pharmacology 

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

4301 Jones Bridge Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814-4799