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Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Florida College of Pharmacy

From: Kim,Sarah <sarahkim>
Date: Thu, 22 Jul 2021 05:40:20 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Center for Pharmacometrics and Systems Pharmacology, Department of Pharmace=
utics, College of Pharmacy, University of Florida, Orlando (Lake Nona Medic=
al City), Florida, USA

* Job Function: Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions in Quantit=
ative Health Sciences

* Setting: College/University/Medical City Campus

* Location: Orlando (Lake Nona Medical City), Florida, United States

* Job Type: Full-Time

* Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent degree in quantitative scie=
nces including Engineering, Statistics, Mathematics and Systems Biology/ Ph=


There are two 2-year postdoctoral appointments available for scientists who=
 intend to further their training for a career in drug development, academi=
a or regulatory science. The successful applicants will have access to imag=
ing data in order to learn how to apply and become proficient in using popu=
lation-based disease progression modeling, Artificial Intelligence/Machine =
Learning (AI/ML), and computer simulation approaches to solve drug developm=
ent and regulatory problems such as optimal clinical trial design and bioma=
rker qualification. Depending on the availability of projects and interests=
 of the applicant, he or she will also learn how to effectively use populat=
ion pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic (PK/PD) models and physiologically base=
d PK/PD models to design clinical trials, understand the pharmacological me=
chanisms of drug action, explore covariate effects on PK and PD and determi=
ne the influence of genetic factors on drug dosing.

Postdoctoral research associates will engage in a combination of duties tha=
t will include research projects, graduate student mentoring, grant writing=
 and classroom teaching experiences. It is expected that fellows attend and=
 present at professional meetings, participate in workshops and seminars an=
d prepare at least 3-4 peer-reviewed publications to build a foundation for=
 personal career achievements. In addition to the scientific and clinical d=
uties, fellows are given the opportunity to grow their "soft skills", such =
as oral communication, presentation skills and working on multi-disciplinar=
y teams.


Preferred qualifications for the position are a doctoral (Ph.D. or equivale=
nt) degree in quantitative sciences including Engineering, Statistics, Math=
ematics and Systems Biology as well as knowledge of, or experience in, ther=
apeutics in one or more disease areas with an interest in pursuing a career=
 in Quantitative Health Sciences, Pharmacometrics and/or Systems Pharmacolo=
gy. The ideal candidate should possess strong programming skills, excellent=
 written and verbal communication, good organizational abilities, and team =
work. Hands-on knowledge in using software platforms such as R, Python, MAT=
LAB, NONMEM, Monolix, or other software/scripting languages is required. A =
background and understanding of basic pharmacology, pharmacometrics and/or =
systems biology/pharmacology is preferred. Prior knowledge in AI/ML, comput=
er vision, and/or image analysis is desired. The candidate must be self-dir=
ected and self-motivated.


Please apply online

or feel free to contact Dr. Sarah Kim at sarahkim
subject line)

For full consideration, applications should include:

  1. Cover letter, including summary statement of research interests
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Contact information of three references

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and the position will remain ope=
n until filled. To ensure full consideration, application materials should =
be received by Monday, August 16, 2021.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to t=
he hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "offici=
al" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from=
 an education institution outside of the United States are required to be e=
valuated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the N=
ational Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be=
 found at

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiri=
ng department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if=
 a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an e=
ducation institution outside of the United States are required to be evalua=
ted by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National A=
ssociation of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at=

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to =
building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. I=
f an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position=
, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD=
). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are co=
nducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Sarah Kim, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Center for Pharmacometrics & Systems Pharmacology
Department of Pharmaceutics
College of Pharmacy | University of Florida (Lake Nona)
6550 Sanger Road, Office 471, Orlando, FL 32827
(407) 313-7044 | sarahkim

Received on Thu Jul 22 2021 - 01:40:20 EDT

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