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Job Posting! Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Position Overview

The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry at The University of Kansas (Lawrence) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor. The successful candidate should have established research interest in the design, delivery, biophysical characterization and/or analysis of vaccines, therapeutic biologics or therapeutic proteins. The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry is one of four departments (with the other being Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology and Toxicology, and Pharmacy Practice) in the School of Pharmacy of The University of Kansas. In addition to its involvement in the professional pharmacy program (Pharm.D.) within the School of Pharmacy, the Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, which has currently 16 faculty, maintains active programs in research (approx. $4.0 million per year of external support) and graduate training (approx. 35 predoctoral students, 20 masters students, and 25 postdoctoral associates). The Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry hosts the Macromolecular and Vaccine Stabilization Center (MVSC) and the Vaccine Analytics and Formulation Center (VAFC), which specialize in the characterization, stabilization and formulation of vaccines and biopharmaceutical drug candidates, and the Kansas Vaccine Institute (KVI) dedicated to the development of novel vaccines. The general research areas emphasized in the Department include: physical pharmacy (with emphasis on the application of physical, physical organic and organic chemistry to pharmaceutical problems in solution, polymers and the solid state), cellular and molecular biopharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of cell biology to pharmaceutical problems, including drug delivery and cellular drug compartmentalization), macromolecular pharmaceutics (with emphasis on the application of biophysical chemistry and nanotechnology to pharmaceutical problems), bioanalysis (with emphasis on the application of analytical chemistry to pharmaceutical problems), and vaccine design, delivery and formulation. The Department is also the home of the Globalization of Pharmaceutics Education Network​(GPEN) and it has a strong commitment to Global Health education and research. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the university actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education. The successful candidate for the position must be eligible to work in the U.S. prior to the start date of the position. For the full job posting, please see attachment in this post.

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