Overview

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation’s Federal Health Sciences University and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS services the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education research service, and consultation and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine and military medical readiness. AFRRI, a component of USUHS, is the DoD’s lead institute for militarily relevant biomedical research on the effects of and protection from ionizing radiation.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics (PHA) invites highly qualified candidates to apply for the position of Assistant Professor (tenure eligible). The Department of Pharmacology, in collaboration with the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI), is engaged in a multi-year program of expansion to complement its existing strengths in cell pathogenesis, signal transduction, and an emerging focus on radiation biology. The Department of Pharmacology & Molecular Therapeutics, at the Uniformed Services University, is located on the campus of the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, adjacent to the National Institutes of Health and in close proximity to the biotechnology corridor in suburban Maryland. The area is rich in scientific opportunities and cultural offerings. For further information, visit our websites at www.usuhs.edu/pha and https://www.usuhs.edu/afrri.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics and will be responsible for teaching, research and administrative assignments.

He/she will effectively teach medical and graduate students, prepare and present lectures in the areas of Pharmacology, prepare supplementary materials to include audiovisual aids for presentations, and remain current in the areas of instruction relevant to the modular curriculum. The incumbent will supervise post-doctoral, graduate students, and /or medical students at the tutorial level in the laboratory, teach new research techniques including the use of appropriate instruments and equipment, and statistical and analytical procedures. Provide The incumbent will provide daily supervision and review of student performance and serve as an advisor to pre-doctoral and post-doctoral assistants in guiding their training programs.

Qualifications and Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of a Ph.D. or M.D. degree in pharmacology, biomedical science, or radiation biology field; plus substantial research expertise and experience as reflected by a significant number of scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals appropriate to his/her research. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines.

The following experience/knowledge is highly desirable: experience in medical school teaching, educational administration, personnel management; active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to the Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Therapeutics and/or radiation research; experience exploring mechanisms of radiation cell or tissue damage, radiation-induced pathogenesis, radiation-induced signal transduction, and/or pharmacological intervention for radiation injury.

Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete a security background investigation. Failure to meet the background investigation requirements will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Relocation expenses i.e. PCS or relocation incentives as described on 5 U.S.C 5733 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations, command policy and available command funding.

US citizenship is required.

Instructions to Candidates: Interested individuals should submit a CV, a brief statement of research interests (2-3 pages), and arrange for three letters of reference. All inquiries and electronic applications should be sent to:

Dr. Regina Day
Department of Pharmacology
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Rd.
Bethesda, MD 20814-4799