Assistant Professor

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with experience.
May 13 2021
Position Type
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Position

Center for Pharmacogenetics

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy


The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences is seeking candidates for a full-time, calendar year tenure track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor. The ideal candidate will have research that is focused on molecular pharmaceutics, molecular medicine, or medicinal chemistry with translational potentials. Candidates with a background in molecular pharmaceutics, pharmacogenetics/ pharmacogenomics, molecular pharmacology and toxicology, or personalized medicine, broadly defined, are particularly encouraged to apply. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a PhD, MD, PharmD or equivalent, postdoctoral training, and a clear potential for future extramural funding. The successful applicant will teach in the degree programs within the School of Pharmacy and will contribute to the development of competency-based and active learning approaches to teaching (

The incumbent will be a member of the Center for Pharmacogenetics, which is within the department, represents a cohesive and collaborative group of investigators whose labs are well equipped to perform state-of-the-art basic and translational research. The Center and Department take pride in excellence in extramural funded research. Existing research programs and strengthens at the Center include gene regulation in drug metabolism and drug-induced liver toxicity, liver diseases, and metabolic syndrome; metabolomics; integrative cancer genomics and bioinformatics; pharmacogenomics of adverse drug reactions; rationale design of gene therapy and pharmacotherapy for the treatment of cancer and other diseases; and use of genetically engineered animal models.

The University of Pittsburgh ranks #3 in the nation in NIH funding. PittPharmacy ranks #5 in total research funding among schools of pharmacy and is a leader in education, research, and practice. It is one of six schools of the health sciences located in the Oakland campus. The School of Pharmacy partners with UPMC, one of the leading integrated health care delivery networks in the country, to provide state of the art pharmacy services and patient care. The School of Pharmacy ranks #9 in US News & World Report and #5 in total federal grants in 2019.

The position is open immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Applicants should send a letter describing their interest in the position, a description of their current and/or future research interests, a complete curriculum vitae and the names of at least four individuals who will serve as references to: Ms. Karen Wagner at

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity, EOE, including disability/vets. Accordingly, as fully explained in Policy 07-01-03, the University prohibits and will not engage in discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, marital status, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, disability, or status as a veteran. The University also prohibits and will not engage in retaliation against any person who makes a claim of discrimination or harassment or who provides information in such an investigation. Further, the University will continue to take affirmative steps to support and advance these values consistent with the University’s mission. This policy applies to admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs and activities*. This is a commitment made by the University and is in accordance with federal, state, and/or local laws and regulations. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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