Overview

The Department of Pharmacology in the College of Medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position available immediately to apply micro-physiological system (MPS) methodologies (organ-on-a-chip, tissue-on-a-chip, organoids, and microfluidics) to Neuropharmacology.

Of potential interest are the blood-brain-barrier (BBB) in pathophysiology and as a druggable target, the development of neuropharmacological drugs, the modeling of substance use disorders and the associated mini-circuits, neurotoxicology, neurodegeneration, and the effect of the environment and inflammation on the gut-brain axis. Thus in vitro MPS models of the brain, retina, and engineered blood vessels could be particularly relevant.

Candidates will be considered at the rank of ASSISTANT OR ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, based upon qualifications and experience.

Priority will be given to candidates with external funding.

Qualifications

Applicants at the Associate Professor level must have a record of federal funding and current extramural support.

All applicants should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, relevant postdoctoral experience, and a strong record of research productivity and accomplishments.

The UHTSC College of Medicine offers a generous start-up package, and the Institution includes several core facilities, including the Lab Animal Care Unit (LACU), the Regional Biocontainment Laboratory (RBL), the Molecular Resource Center (MRC), the Flow Cytometry and Flow Sorting core (FCCS), the Molecular Bioinformatics Core (MBC), the Proteomics and Metabolomics Core (PMC) and the Research Histology Core (RHC). Furthermore, the Departmental of Pharmacology sustains commons facilities in light-sheet microscopy, laser confocal microscopy, laser capture microscopy, and high-throughput robotic electrophysiology.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.

Applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, three letters of reference, and a summary of research interests and plans

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges — Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

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