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Faculty Position: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics of Antimicrobial Agents at The Ohio State University

From: Phelps, Mitch A. Phelps <phelps.32>
Date: Tue, 24 Nov 2015 16:55:18 +0000

The College of Pharmacy ( in collaboration with the Colleg=
e of Medicine ( at The Ohio State University (OSU) invites=
 applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Assoc=
iate Professor level to investigate the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynami=
cs (PK/PD) of novel antimicrobial drug candidates and existing antimicrobia=
l drug regimens. This position involves a joint appointment between the Co=
llege of Pharmacy, with a focus on enabling drug discovery and development,=
 and the College of Medicine (Division of Infectious Diseases), with a focu=
s on antimicrobial stewardship. Preferred qualifications: Ph.D., PharmD or=
 equivalent, a focus on infectious diseases, experience in determining the =
pharmacokinetics of novel drug candidates and/or optimizing the utilization=
 of existing clinical agents, PK/PD modeling, experience working with inter=
disciplinary research teams, and mentoring trainees including members of un=
derrepresented groups. A successful candidate will also demonstrate resear=
ch productivity and evidence of, or potential for, an independently-funded =
research program. This position is one of three hires in an antimicrobial =
discovery and optimization cluster that is part of a university Discovery T=
hemes investment to significantly enhance cutting-edge research on infectio=
us disease detection, treatment and prevention (
cus-areas/infectious-diseases/). This investment builds upon existing stren=
gths and a culture of academic collaboration to foster cross-disciplinary r=
esearch excellence.

The successful candidate is expected to synergize with faculty involved in =
the identification of novel antimicrobial drug targets and therapeutic lead=
s and with experts in the discovery of new antimicrobial agents derived fro=
m chemical synthesis and/or from natural products. Collaboration will be f=
urther coupled to a cadre of outstanding OSU investigators that specialize =
in the study of clinically significant bacterial pathogens including Salmon=
ella typhimurium, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, Staphylococcus aureus, Acinetobac=
ter baumanni, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis including a focus on antimicro=
bial resistance amongst these pathogens. With strategic investments throug=
h this antimicrobial discovery and optimization cluster, OSU will be unique=
ly positioned to respond to the White House National Strategy for Combating=
 Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (

The College of Pharmacy, College of Medicine, and the University provide a =
generous start-up package, state-of-the-art core facilities and instrumenta=
tion, a collaborative and collegial environment, multiple centers and progr=
ams in infectious disease research (,
mii,,, and interdisciplinary graduate education=
 programs. Moreover, Columbus offers diverse cultural and recreational oppo=
rtunities, affordable housing, excellent schools and a variety of career op=
portunities. Ohio State is committed to fostering a culturally and intelle=
ctually diverse environment. We are responsive to dual-career families and =
strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through=
 a suite of institutionalized policies. All qualified applicants will recei=
ve consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, se=
x, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, or protected vet=
eran status.

Applications should be submitted via email as a single PDF including a CV, =
a research program summary and future directions, a vision statement for th=
is position of one page or less, and a list of three references as a single=
 pdf file to Dr. Karl Werbovetz, search committee chair, c/o Ms. Alice Gard=
ner (gardner.1067
with experience and will be negotiable. Review of applications will begin =
immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Mitch Phelps, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy
Director, Pharmacoanalytical Shared Resource
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
242 Parks Hall
500 W. 12th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210

Received on Tue Nov 24 2015 - 11:55:18 EST

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