The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS invites applications for two new tenure-track positions at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., PharmD. and/or M.D. degree with appropriate postdoctoral or academic experience. Successful applicants will be expected to maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in our graduate, medical and/or dental teaching programs in the area of neuropharmacology. Preference will be given to applicants with extramural funding and research interests using molecular and cellular approaches to identify new genes, targets and treatments for dementia, neurodegenerative diseases, stroke or traumatic brain/spinal cord injury. Successful candidates may qualify for membership and newly constructed research space in the UMMC Neuroscience Institute (NSCI). Serious consideration will also be given to outstanding applicants in other areas that complement the department’s current research efforts in cardiovascular, cell signaling, renal and cancer drug development. The salaries for both positions are fully-funded and will include a competitive startup package. The department has state-of-the-art core facilities for mass spec, histology, confocal and ultrasound imaging, flow cytometry and genomics. The positions also have access to Institutional Core Facilities for animal behavioral testing, bioanalytical measurements and genetically engineered animal models.
Information about the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology can be found at https://www.umc.edu/pharmacology. Review of applications will begin in July 2017 and continue until the positions are filled. We strongly encourage women and members of underrepresented groups to apply. EOE, M/F/D/V. Send a Curriculum Vitae, statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to: Chair of the Search Committee, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216-4505, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center, located in Jackson, is the state's only academic health science center. UMMC encompasses six health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies and pharmacy. With over 9,100 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi.