Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology
The School of Pharmacy at the University of Connecticut invites qualified candidates to apply for the position of Boehringer Ingelheim Endowed Chair in Mechanistic Toxicology within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. This is a full-time (9-month appointment) tenure track position at the Associate or Full Professor level.
Duties and Responsibilities:
We are seeking a scientist with a strong background in the field of mechanisms of tissue injury with a focus on prevention, early detection or novel treatments. Preference will be given to investigators with expertise in immunotoxicology or respiratory toxicology and how biotherapeutic options in these areas (e.g. monoclonal antibodies, siRNA, viral vectors) impact patient safety. We are also interested in other emerging research fields in mechanistic toxicology such as epigenetic regulation, genetic determinants of susceptibility to hepatotoxicity, transcriptomics, metabolomics, mechanisms of chemical-induced hepatocarcinogenesis and non-coding RNA regulation. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to research and scholarship (approximately 60% of time) through extramural funding, high quality publications, and impact as measured through citations, and to sustain national and international recognition as a scholar.
Must hold a Ph.D. degree in pharmacology/toxicology or a related field from an accredited institution.
Demonstrated, or show clear potential for developing a, strong extramurally-funded research program in a research area related to mechanistic toxicology.
Expertise to teach in the core curriculum of the graduate pharmacology/toxicology program and be able to teach within the PharmD curriculum.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Outstanding record of peer-reviewed publications
Must meet the University requirement for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor
Area of research focus to include immunotoxicology or respiratory toxicology, but other areas of mechanistic toxicology are also of interest.
Potential for collaboration with pharmaceutical sciences faculty at UConn.
Potential for collaboration with immunology or respiratory physiology faculty at UConn.
Strong interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
Active participation in scientific societies related to mechanistic toxicology.
Proven commitment to working within a diverse environment.
This is a full-time (9-month appointment) as an Associate or Full Professor within the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and applicants must meet the University requirement for appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. The successful candidate’s primary academic appointment will be at the University of Connecticut main campus in Storrs, CT. The desired starting date is 27 August 2018, but this is negotiable. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications/experience and a generous start-up package is included.
The University of Connecticut (UConn) is in the midst of a transformational period of growth supported by the $1.7B Next Generation Connecticut and the $1B Bioscience Connecticut investments. As part of these initiatives, UConn has hired more than 450 new faculty during the past three years. These initiatives are further described in our Academic Plan: Path to Excellence. The Department of Pharmac...eutical Sciences at the University of Connecticut has a rich history of excellence in all three facets of its core mission: teaching, research, and service.
The Department is home to 20 faculty members with expertise in the disciplines of Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology and Toxicology. The Department includes two Endowed Chairs and two Board of Trustees Distinguished Professors. Our faculty are highly regarded for their scholarly contributions, service and engagement in the global scientific community. Our research programs are innovative, multi-faceted, and highly collaborative