A Research Assistant Professor position is available immediately to work as part of a multidisciplinary team on infectious disease projects focused on the application of mathematical modeling and simulation to characterize drug pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics. The projects will involve the use of nonlinear mixed effects and physiologically-based modeling techniques, and other biostatistical applications in preclinical and clinical drug development research, to identify optimal dosing and clinical trial design. The successful candidate will work in the Clinical Pharmacology and Analytical Chemistry Laboratory of Dean Angela Kashuba, and will focus on challenging preclinical and clinical modeling projects in the areas of HIV treatment, prevention, and cure. This position is also integrated into the UNC Center for AIDS Research, the HIV Cure Center, and Qura Therapeutics. The candidate will also consult on, and assist with, projects supported by these entities. This candidate will become part of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. This Division is a designated Pharsight Phoenix® Center of Excellence, and is a nationally recognized, dynamic and collegial faculty whose vision is to lead the nation in achieving excellence in innovative translational research, education, and progressive pharmacy practice to optimize drug therapy outcomes. The Division has vibrant fellowship and graduate programs, including an NIH-funded T32 postdoctoral training program in Clinical Pharmacology in collaboration with Duke University and the Institute for Drug Safety Sciences. It is expected that the successful candidate will embrace student mentoring. Didactic teaching is not required, but there are many opportunities to participate if the candidate wishes to grow their teaching portfolio. At UNC-CH, the UNC Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Dentistry, Nursing and Pharmacy comprise one of the nation?s few comprehensive academic health centers located on a world-class research campus. This creates an excellent environment in which to conduct multidisciplinary research. This position will work within dynamic multidisciplinary teams to optimize drug dosing and outcomes.
The successful candidate must demonstrate expertise in modeling, simulation, and statistical methods through evidence of scientific meeting presentations, publications, regulatory report submissions or other equivalent activities. Extensive software (e.g., NONMEM, ADAPT, Phoenix, Simulations Plus Suite, R) and programming proficiency is preferred. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently as well as a member of an interdisciplinary team are essential. Interested applicants should submit a letter describing personal goals as they relate to the position, along with a curriculum vitae.Qualified candidates must have either a doctoral degree in Pharmacometrics, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Biostatistics, Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy or a closely related discipline, or a masters of science degree with additional pharmacometrics training.
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