The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for faculty at the Research Assistant Professor level. The successful candidate will conduct and help coordinate NIH-funded projects and participate in the submission of new grants. The successful candidate should have expertise in the area of diabetes/obesity and cardiovascular diseases. Expertise in carbohydrate and lipid metabolism is highly desirable. Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD, or equivalent degree, a track-record of sustained scientific accomplishment, and potential for extramural funding.
The Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences is a unique department with a multidisciplinary faculty positioned for opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration. The department’s teaching mission is dedicated to providing instruction to professional medical and dental students, graduate and undergraduate students.
The College takes pride in interdisciplinary programs in diabetes/obesity, cardiovascular, neurosciences, toxicology, and cancer-related diseases and is committed to maintaining ongoing interactions and fostering new collaborations across clinical and basic science departments. In addition, the University of Kentucky is also home to a CTSA-supported Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Saha Cardiovascular Research Center, Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, and the Markey Cancer Center. Membership in these centers offers further opportunities for basic science and clinical faculty to establish collaborative and translationally relevant research programs.
The University of Kentucky is located in the heart of the Bluegrass Region, one of the top ranked areas in the country for quality of life. Additional information regarding the Department and the University is found at (http://pharmns.med.uky.edu/).Please include a curriculum vitae and cover letter when submitting your application.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.