TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN NEUROPHARMACOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY, DRUG DESIGN, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS IN NEUROPHARMACOLOGY/TOXICOLOGY, DRUG DESIGN, SUBSTANCE USE DISORDERS

The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions available immediately to conduct research in pathophysiology, pharmacology, toxicology, and drug-discovery on the different elements of the neurovascular unit (central neurons, glia, and brain vessels), with a special interest in discovering genetic bases, molecular targets, mechanisms at the mini-circuitry level, and pharmacotherapeutic approaches in neurodegenerative or neurovascular diseases, and substance use disorders, including alcohol research.  Preference will be given to candidates using state-of-the art methodologies, including microfluidics/organ on a chip, large-scale neuronal ensemble electrophysiological recordings, chemo/optogenetics, computational neuroscience/pharmacology, and high-resolution imaging, such as AFM, cryoEM, STORM, CARS and 2-Photon or Multi-Photon microscopy.

Candidates will be considered at all ranks 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 or Full Professor level must have current and robust extramural support. 

With a strong core of Faculty devoted to Neurodegeneration, Neuropharmacology/toxicology and to substance use disorders research, the Department of Pharmacology at UTHSC has continuously increased its level of extramural funding.  The Department is currently located in the UTHSC’s new, state-of-the-art Translational Research Science Building (http://www.uthsc.edu/pharmacology/), which also houses researchers from the Departments of Physiology, Pediatrics, and Genetics, Genomics and Informatics.  Most of our Faculty are members of the inter-departmental Neuroscience Institute providing vast opportunities for academic collaborations.  Additional research collaborative opportunities in the area exist at the University of Memphis and St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

The UHTSC 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 houses common facilities in laser confocal microscopy, laser capture microscopy, light sheet microscopy and high-throughput robotic electrophysiology.  In addition, a strong Neuroscience community comprises the Neuroscience Institute, which offers a Mouse Behavior Core and an Imaging Center where electron microscopy is available.

Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, and a summary of research interests and plans to Fuming Zhou, Ph.D.  Chair, Search Committee, Department of Pharmacology, UTHSC College of Medicine, 71 South Manassas St., Translational Science Research Building, Room 218J, Memphis, TN 38103, or by email to fzhou3@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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