Faculty Positions Available at the College of Pharmacy

08/25/2015

Faculty Position
Antimicrobial Drug Discovery
The Ohio State University
 
The Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, College of Pharmacy (pharmacy.osu.edu/about/medicinal-chemistry-pharmacognosy) in conjunction with the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (chemistry.osu.edu) at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level to employ novel drug discovery approaches focused on preparing/isolating and identifying molecules as preclinical therapeutic candidates to treat drug resistant bacterial infections.  This position is one of three hires in an antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster that is part of a substantial university Discovery Themes investment to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). This investment builds upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.
 
The successful candidate is expected to have an independent and nationally recognized research program with extramural funding.  Collaboration is envisioned with the cadre of outstanding OSU investigators specializing in the study of clinically significant bacterial pathogens including Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumanni, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  Synergy is also anticipated between this hire and the two other projected hires in this antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster: an expert in systems biology to identify antimicrobial drug targets and therapeutic leads and an expert in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics focusing on the discovery of new antibacterial drugs and the optimization of existing antimicrobial drug regimens.  With strategic investments through this antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster, OSU will be uniquely positioned to respond to the White House National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/27/fact-sheet-presid...).
 
The College of Pharmacy, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and the University provide a generous start-up package, state-of-the-art core facilities and instrumentation, a collaborative and collegial environment, multiple centers and programs in infectious disease research (microbiology.osu.edu, medicine.osu.edu/mii, cmib.osu.edu, phpid.osu.edu), and interdisciplinary graduate education programs. Moreover, Columbus offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools and a variety of career opportunities. 
 
Ohio State is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment.  Preferred qualifications of the applicant include experience mentoring members of underrepresented groups.  We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
 
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a CV, a research program summary and future directions, a vision statement for this position of one page or less, and a list of three references as a single pdf file to Dr. Karl Werbovetz, search committee chair, c/o Ms. Alice Gardner (gardner.1067@osu.edu).  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and will be negotiable.  Review of applications will begin on June 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
Faculty Position
Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobial Agents
The Ohio State University
 
The College of Pharmacy (pharmacy.osu.edu) in partnership with the College of Medicine (medicine.osu.edu) at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to study the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics (PK/PD) of new antimicrobial drug candidates and existing antimicrobial drug regimens.  This position is one of three hires in an antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster that is part of a substantial university Discovery Themes investment to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment and prevention (http://discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases/). This investment builds upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained global impact.
 
The successful candidate is anticipated to find synergy with the two other projected hires in this antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster: an expert in systems biology to identify antimicrobial drug targets and therapeutic leads and an expert in the discovery of new antimicrobial agents derived from chemical synthesis and/or from natural products.  Collaboration is also envisioned with the cadre of outstanding OSU investigators specializing in the study of clinically significant bacterial pathogens including Salmonella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobacter baumanni, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis.  With strategic investments through this antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster, OSU will be uniquely positioned to respond to the White House National Strategy for Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2015/01/27/fact-sheet-president-s-2016-budget-proposes-historic-investment-combat-a). Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. and experience working with novel drug candidates and/or PK/PD design for clinical study with a focus on anti-infectives, demonstrated research productivity, evidence of an independently-funded research program, experience working with interdisciplinary research teams, and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.
 
The College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, and the University provide a generous start-up package, state-of-the-art core facilities and instrumentation, a collaborative and collegial environment, multiple centers and programs in infectious disease research (microbiology.osu.edu, medicine.osu.edu/mii, cmib.osu.edu, phpid.osu.edu), and interdisciplinary graduate education programs. Moreover, Columbus offers diverse cultural and recreational opportunities, affordable housing, excellent schools and a variety of career opportunities.  Ohio State is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.
 
Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a CV, a research program summary and future directions, a vision statement for this position of one page or less, and a list of three references as a single pdf file to Dr. Karl Werbovetz, search committee chair, c/o Ms. Alice Gardner (gardner.1067@osu.edu).  Academic rank and salary will be commensurate with experience and will be negotiable.  Review of applications will begin on June 1 and will continue until the position is filled.
 
 

Two Faculty Positions Available in
Microbial Systems Biology for Infectious Disease Detection, Treatment, and Prevention
The Ohio State University
 
The College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Microbiology at The Ohio State University (microbiology.osu.edu) invites applications for two tenure-track faculty positions (Assistant/Associate Professor level) specializing in systems biology approaches to address modern challenges in (1) antimicrobial therapeutics in partnership with the College of Pharmacy (pharmacy.osu.edu) and (2) integration of pathogen and host biology in partnership with the College of Medicine, Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity (medicine.osu.edu/mii).
Applicants should have established expertise in the application of systems biology/high throughput “omics” approaches.  The applicant will be expected to apply such approaches to study bacterial systems, focusing on in-depth understanding of metabolic capacity and dynamics, microbial responses to antibiotic stresses or interactions with host cells, or other aspects of pathogen biology. Successful candidates will be expected to synergize with Ohio State's current infectious disease investigators, centers, and programs (e.g. phpid.osu.edu, cmib.osu.edu) to identify points of therapeutic intervention for antimicrobial design or novel aspects of pathogen-host biology.
The positions contribute to four hiring clusters that are part of a substantial university investment (Discovery Themes) to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectious disease detection, treatment, and prevention (discovery.osu.edu/focus-areas/infectious-diseases).  These new investments build upon existing strengths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary research with sustained impact.  The microbial systems biology positions will connect with planned hires in drug discovery, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, innate and adaptive immune cell-pathogen interactions, and microbial biofilms as well as build on foundations in data analytics currently being developed as part of the Discovery Themes.
 
Successful applicants will be expected to develop an extramurally-funded research program and to contribute to the teaching (graduate and undergraduate) and service missions of the University.
 
Preferred Qualifications: M.D. or Ph.D. in Microbiology, Cell Biology, Systems Biology or related field.  Demonstrated research productivity and evidence of, or potential for, an independently-funded research program.  Experience working with interdisciplinary research teams and mentoring members of underrepresented groups.
 
Applicants should send: (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a summary of past research accomplishments highlighting their relevance to systems biology, (3) a statement of future research plans, (4) a statement of teaching philosophy and potential teaching roles, and (5) names and emails of at least three professional references.   Application materials should be submitted online through Academic Jobs Online at: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/OSU/Micro.  Review of applications will begin on May 1 and continue until the positions are filled.
 
Ohio State University is committed to fostering a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career spouses/partners through a suite of institutionalized policies. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.