Virginia Commonwealth University's Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology invites applications for a collateral Assistant Professor position, to conduct and manage research activities within a large research group led by a senior investigator. Chosen candidate will design and implement experiments involving specialized research procedures, conceptualize new projects, generate preliminary work, and apply for independent external funding.
The candidate must have a PhD in pharmacology or related area with emphasis in neuropharmacology, with at least three years of relevant postdoctoral training, as well as documented experience in writing and publishing scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals (at least 10 publications). The successful candidate will have 1) competence in conducting rodent surgeries, dissections of CNS and spinal cord regions as well as DRG, and lipid and/or drug extractions from biological material for LCMS quantification; 2) experience working on the endogenous cannabinoid and sphingolipid systems; 3) competence in rodent pain models; and 4) familiarity with rodent models of drug dependence. Also required is evidence of the ability to think creatively and to design fundable research projects. Demonstrated experience working effectively in a multidisciplinary group and a record of good mentoring are highly preferred. The successful applicant will be expected to develop a productive and independent research program and have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition to mentoring, lecturing in didactic graduate and/or undergraduate courses will be required.
Application Process: Please apply via VCU eJobs system, by 4/30/2019, at https://www.vcujobs.com. Search in keywords for F58140, then submit a CV, cover letter (describing research interests), and (via the Other Documents section) names and contact information for three professional references. Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, political affiliation or disability.