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Director of Medicinal Chemistry, and Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences

Employer
James L Winkle College of Pharmacy
Location
Cincinnati, Ohio
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Closing date
Mar 25, 2023

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Field of specialization
Medicinal / Clinical
Work Function
Teaching-Graduate
Job Type
Full time

The University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy announces a tenure-track faculty position for an accomplished medicinal chemist.  The successful applicant will serve as Director of Medicinal Chemistry for the emerging Cancer Drug Development Institute (CDDI) at the University of Cincinnati (UC).  The CDDI will be under the UC Cancer Center, comprised of investigators in UC Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and UC Health (clinical arm of adult cancer medicine).  This medicinal chemist faculty position is to be filled by July 1, 2023 so that the medicinal chemistry lab will be operational before the end of the calendar year, independent of the CDDI timetable.  The primary appointment will be in Pharmacy; a secondary appointment in Medicine is possible.  A ~2000 sq. ft. medicinal chemistry laboratory plus additional labs for computational and cell biological research are immediately available to the hire.

 

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree and postdoctoral experience in medicinal chemistry or closely related field, and have expertise in computational chemistry (virtual drug design and hit-to-lead compound discovery) and synthetic organic chemistry, as evidenced by patents, publications and an extensive extramural funding history.  Experience in commercialization of new molecular entities is preferred.  The hire will be expected to provide 70% salary support via external funds, and to collaborate extensively with UC cancer researchers toward achieving NCI program project grants and novel lead compound design, discovery and development.  Minimal teaching of medicinal chemistry in graduate-level courses may be expected.  Interested applicants should submit via e-mail a cover letter summarizing professional experience, a curriculum vitae, a 1-2 page research statement describing your 5-year plan as an independent researcher as well as how specifically you would contribute to the CDDI, and contact information for three references to Dr. Christopher Surratt, Dean, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy (surratck@uc.edu).

 

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