Career in University of Kansas Medical Center for the Post of Assistant Professor | Lawrence, KS - USA

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KU Medical Center strives to educate exceptional health care professionals through a full range of undergraduate, graduate, professional, postdoctoral and continuing education programs. We operate three schools:
KU Medical Center actively seeks to advance the health sciences through world-class research programs.
KU Medical Center has a long-standing reputation for compassionate and state-of-the-art patient care in an academic medical center environment. Every day, our staff provides the highest-quality clinical treatment and care with a single purpose in mind: helping the patient.

Post: Assistant Professor

Job Description:
a) Demonstrated ability to conduct or contribute to interdisciplinary research projects and a record of collaborative interactions with scientists in diverse fields and the expectation of collaborating with investigators in the home department and School of Pharmacy.
b) Interest in participating in multi-investigator research activities and expertise in biobehavioral testing, systems neuroscience and neuropharmacology with a focus on brain aging.
c) Experience in one or more of the following laboratory assays for learning, congnition, locomotor activity, sterotypy, gait disturbance, anxiety, reward efficacy, or social interactions in the context of neurological diseases or psychiatric disorders including, but not limited to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, spinocerebellar ataxias, multiple schlerosis, peripheral neuropathy, stroke, traumatic brain injury, developmental disabilities (such as autism spectrum disorders or ADHD), psychosis, manic epressive illness, or major depressive disorder.
d) Excellent oral communication skills.

Desired Profile:
a) Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree in an appropriate discipline, such as Pharmacology or Toxicology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology or Molecular Biology.
b) Research experience; 2 years (minimum) post-doctoral experience in one of the following areas; neuropharmacology, neurotoxicology, biobehavioral pharmacology, or cell and molecular neurobiology.
c) Candidates should demonstrate outstanding potential for obtaining external funding for their research proposals with translational impact.
d) Demonstrated success in publishing research findings in nationally and internationally recognized journals.
e) General expertise or comparable experience that supports an interest in, and an ability to teach, broad aspects of general pharmacology and toxicology in the context of a professional Pharm. D. program.
f) Excellent written communication skills as evidenced by the application materials.

Additional Information:
Experience: Min. 2 Years
Location:
Lawrence, KS - USA
Education: MD, Ph.D - Pharmacology, Toxicology, Neuroscience, Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology
Industry Type: Pharma/Biotech/Clinical Research
Functional Area: Other
Position Number: 00209265
Requisition Tracking Number: 0420299

End Date: 30th Nov., 2011

How to Apply: Complete the Faculty Applicant Data Form and attach your curriculum vitae, a cover letter and a three-page description of research plans. Additionally, three letters of recommendation should be emailed to Dr. Nancy Muma (nmuma@ku.edu) OR mailed to Dept. Pharmacology & Toxicology, 1251 Wescoe Hall Dr., University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 66045.

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