Assistant Professor Tenure-Track in Biomedical Sciences, emphasis Bioinformatics

Butler is located near downtown Indianapolis, which is both a cultural center and life sciences hub
Salary will be set commensurate with experience and accomplishments
June 21 2019
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Full Time
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The Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences seeks a collegial, dynamic applicant with strong teaching and research interests for a 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. 

Applicants must possess a doctoral degree (PharmD or Ph.D.) in biomedical sciences, have postdoctoral research experience, and be actively engaged in research broadly related to pharmaceutical sciences. The department strives to educate next generation pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists knowledgeable in data analytics who are contributors to and leaders in the field of precision medicine. The department seeks innovative research that integrates life sciences and data sciences, and preference will be given to candidates with a strong background in pharmacogenomics, bioinformatics, data mining, systems biology, or medical informatics.

Applicants must have a strong desire to teach and conduct research with students in the Doctor of Pharmacy and MS in Pharmaceutical Science degree programs. The candidate is expected to participate/lead the development of introductory course(s) related to bioinformatics and data mining. Ideal candidates would have teaching experience, and be willing to collaborate with other faculty throughout the institution and the Indianapolis area. Current faculty members have research interest in biochemistry and molecular biology, microbiology, cancer, neuropharmacology, nanomedicine and pharmaceutics ( There are unique opportunities for interactions between basic scientists and clinical pharmacists at Butler University (  Furthermore, there are opportunities to develop collaborations in Indianapolis with institutes and companies around the 16Tech innovation district (  This initiative brings together technology and biosciences in areas that link big data to molecular mechanism.

The College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, founded in 1904, offers programs leading to the Doctor of Pharmacy, Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degrees. A vibrant university, Butler is committed to providing personalized liberal and professional education to 4,300 undergraduate and 500 graduate students in its six colleges (Business, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Communication, Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Education, and the Arts). Ranked #1 as “best undergraduate teaching” and “most innovative schools” in the Midwest region by U.S. News and World Report, Butler is located near downtown Indianapolis, which is both a cultural center and life sciences hub General information about the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and Butler University is available at:

Formal review of applicants will begin in July of 2019 and will continue until the position is filled, with a preferred start date of January 1, 2020.  Candidates are invited to submit a single PDF file containing a letter of application addressed to Alex Erkine, Ph.D., Chair of Search Committee; curriculum vitae; e-mail and phone contact information for at least three references; statement of teaching philosophy; and a five-year research plan. Applications should be sent to Stacy McGaha, Coordinator of the Search Committee, at Questions can be directed to Alex Erkine, Ph.D. at