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Category Pharmacology
Title Assistant/Associate Professor, Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics
Name of School University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location Chapel Hill, NC
Description Assistant/Associate Professor

The Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery announces an appointment in the
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The Division Molecular Pharmaceutics in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is seeking to fill a 12-month tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor without tenure. The ideal candidate will have broad expertise in polymer chemistry, nanomedicine, drug delivery and therapeutics.

The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy (www.pharmacy.unc.edu) is one of five health science schools (Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, Public Health, and Medicine) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is one of the oldest health science academic programs at Chapel Hill. The Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics promotes human health through innovative drug, imaging, and vaccine delivery research and education. The UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy is currently undergoing an aggressive growth and expansion.

The selected candidate will have appointments in the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the Center for Nanotechnology in Drug Delivery, a center in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy with the primary goal to develop highly competitive translational therapeutic and imaging nanotechnology research programs in the areas of cancer as well as infectious disease and diseases of the central nervous system. The candidate will also be eligible for membership in the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) as well as the Carolina Institute for Nanomedicine.

In 2008, the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy and the University Cancer Research Fund through the LCCC established The Carolina Partnership with the goal of enabling UNC to become the preeminent academic cancer drug discovery and development program in the world. An area of focus of The Carolina Partnership is nanotechnology and cancer drug delivery. Significant start-up funds have been reserved for the selected candidate at a level commensurate with rank and experience.

The qualified candidate must have a Ph.D. in an Engineering discipline, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry, or a closely related discipline. The ideal candidate will have already established a highly competitive independent research program, or possess the clear potential to do so. In addition, the candidate should have experience in the use of polymer chemistry, nanotechnology-based drug delivery systems for cancer, infectious disease, and diseases of the central nervous system. The candidate should also have expertise in one or more of the following research disciplines: nanoparticle-based therapeutics, molecular and nanotechnology-based imaging probes, biomaterials, polymer-drug conjugates, nano-devices, cell and tissue targeting, radiopharmaceutics, biocompatibility, and pharmacokinetics. The candidate must have an interest in translating novel technologies into clinical investigation, and have the ability to collaborate with other basic researches or clinical investigators. The successful candidate must have a strong track record of publications that demonstrates creativity and breadth of experience and potential. Candidates will also be expected to contribute to the research and graduate training program and the professional program in the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

Women and members of minority groups are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should apply at jobs.unc.edu/2502588 and attach the following materials as a single PDF file: cover letter, CV, detailed statement of research program and interests, and the names and contact information of four references. Cover letter and any questions should be addressed to:

Leaf Huang, Ph.D.
Chair, Search Committee
Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics
UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
E-mail: leaf@email.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer.
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