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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (Endowed Chair) Pharmacology and Toxicology

College of Pharmacy, University of Arizona
University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
DOE, Salary Commensurate with AACP/AAMC public school benchmarks
Closing date
Oct 27, 2022
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Multiple open rank faculty positions are available in the newly formed Coit Center for Longevity and Neurotherapeutics at the University of Arizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy. We seek candidates for open positions at the rank of Assistant (tenure track), Associate, and full Professor. An Endowed Chair is available for highly qualified candidates.

Generous salary and start up packages are available for candidates at all levels, as well as new opportunities to build their research program and collaborate.

The overall mission of the Center is to accelerate understanding of aging, longevity and/or neuronal health as well as foster efforts to develop new opportunities for prevention and drug discovery in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, Parkinson, ALS, and others.

Topical areas of interest include the following: aging, longevity, neurodegeneration, Parkinson disease, ALS, Alzheimer’s disease, animal/cell models of aging and/or neurodegeneration, and genetic, epigenetic, and environmental impacts on aging and neuronal health. In addition, candidates with ongoing research efforts on Rapamycin and other longevity therapeutics are specially encouraged to apply.

Candidates at the Assistant professor rank should have an outstanding record of research accomplishments and are expected to develop an active externally funded research program. Candidates at the Associate and Full Professor ranks must have a strong track record of research and training as well an active externally funded program. This is a great opportunity for career development, research, and leadership through collaborative efforts with members of the newly formed Coit Center, as well as with the Southwest Environmental Health Sciences Center and the Arizona Center for Drug Discovery.

For inquiries, please email Dr Bernardo Lemos ( and Dr. Haining Zhu (, co-directors of the Coit Center for Longevity and Neurotherapeutics. 

Tucson is known for its high quality of living and being the seat of the University of Arizona’s main campus, with a vibrant and youthful research community. Tucson is also known for the breathtaking views of the Saguaro National Park and surrounding mountains, amazing word-class restaurants and unique local cuisine, and its many diverse communities - from photography and astronomy clubs to devoted bird watchers, outdoor enthusiasts, hikers, and professional world-class bicycle racing teams that take advantage of the dry weather and mountainous landscape to make Tucson their home and practice year around. Overall, Tucson provides a family-friendly atmosphere, good schools, and top national ranking for low cost of living, high quality of life, and short average commute.


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