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Assistant/Associate or Full Professor (Tenure Track) - Pharmacometrics

School of Pharmacy Faculty Los Angeles, California

The USC School of Pharmacy invites applications for a fulltime, 12-month per year, tenure track faculty position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level to conduct research and teaching in the Titus Family Department of Clinical Pharmacy.


This position seeks to combine quantitative modeling approaches with translational science, to integrate the generation of relevant and high-quality preclinical and clinical trials data with predictive quantitative approaches, to optimize the accurate translation between preclinical and clinical research. The successful candidate will be responsible for establishing an independent research program in translational pharmacometrics, focused on integrating the optimization of preclinical data generation and data curating, using multi-scale modeling and predictive analytic approaches to develop and advance translational drug research. Teaching responsibilities include mentoring postdoctoral fellows, graduate and professional students, and teaching advanced coursework in pharmacometrics at the professional, graduate and postdoctoral level.


Building from our established programs in the department and across the school, the USC School of Pharmacy offers unique opportunities for interdisciplinary research. Within the Department, we have strengths in preclinical and clinical discovery, pharmacokinetics, pharmacometrics and pharmacogenomics, along with potential collaboration with regulatory science, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacoeconomics colleagues. In particular, there are opportunities to direct the objectives and projects of the newly established Center for Quantitative Drug and Disease Modeling. https://pharmacyschool.usc.edu/cqddm/


Routine faculty administration and participation duties, such as attendance at departmental and full faculty meetings and committee service, as well as annual review submissions and peer-to-peer teaching evaluations are expected.

Educational Requirements:
A doctoral degree in pharmacy, systems or computational biology, pharmaceutical sciences, statistics/biostatistics, chemical/biomedical engineering, medicine or a closely related field, with aligned postdoctoral training.


Qualifications and Experience:
• Demonstrated expertise in pharmacometrics / quantitative pharmacology.
• An outstanding track record of obtaining extramural funding to support research; Senior-level faculty applicants are additionally expected to have an excellent and nationally / internationally acknowledged track record of publications and presentations in the relevant field.
• Portfolio of superior / innovative teaching and mentoring at the graduate and postdoctoral levels.
• A formulated approach to develop an extramurally funded research program in pharmacometrics / quantitative pharmacology / translational sciences.
• Prior academic, regulatory or industry research experience is preferred, and a demonstrated record of collaboration with basic, clinical and/or translational researchers.
• Prior examples of teaching experience, excellence and content and performance evaluations are requested. Qualified candidates will preferably have demonstrated experience or leadership in diversity and inclusion within their prior academic and professional work environments that they can bring to the education setting.


Compensation and Benefits:
The University of Southern California offers a competitive salary within an academic environment based on the candidate’s experience and accomplishments. The rank of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor is provided commensurate with the research and scholarly accomplishments, assessed teaching capabilities, and expertise in the field of study. The University also offers excellent benefits and options to employees, which include: health, dental and life insurance; tuition assistance; disability and retirement plans; credit union membership; and participation in cultural and social events, as well as access to athletic and recreational facilities. The tenure decision date will be determined prior to beginning the tenure-track period upon employment. Promotion and Tenure is determined by recommendation of the School of Pharmacy and by the university’s committee on academic promotions and tenure to the Provost’s office, where the ultimate decision is made. University service is an important contribution for the well-rounded faculty candidate’s recruitment and success, but are more minor in emphasis.

Application Procedure:
For consideration, please apply online using the following link: https://usccareers.usc.edu. Interested individuals should electronically submit a letter of intent/personal statement, current curriculum vitae, research/scholarship plan, teaching philosophy statement, and the names of five references with current contact information. Applicant screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Educational Requirements: A doctoral degree in pharmacy, systems or computational biology, pharmaceutical sciences, statistics/biostatistics, chemical/biomedical engineering, medicine or a closely related field, with aligned postdoctoral training.


REQ20101396 Posted Date: 06/02/2021

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