Ohio State University, College of Pharmacy

Position ID:OSU-College of Pharmacy-MEDCHEMOFF [#16612]
Position Title: Open Faculty Search - Medicinal Chemistry & Pharmacognosy
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Columbus, Ohio 43210, United States [map]
Subject Area: Medicinal Chemistry
Appl Deadline:2020/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/07/31, listed until 2021/01/31)
Position Description:    

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The Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy in the College of Pharmacy at The Ohio State University (https://pharmacy.osu.edu/medicinal-chemistry-pharmacognosy) invites applications for two full-time tenure track academic appointments at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor. We are looking for basic scientists with outstanding academic credentials and a record of scholarly productivity with a focus in cancer research, including drug discovery, synthetic medicinal chemistry, computational chemistry, high-throughput or high-content screening of small molecules, or chemical biology. The successful candidates will join faculty in the College of Pharmacy with broad interests in drug discovery and development, pharmaceutics, and pharmacology and will be well positioned to collaborate with a wide array of cancer researchers within the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) and across the University.

The Ohio State University is one of the largest public Universities with 200+ academic majors, strong programs in graduate education, and significant interdisciplinary interactions between the College of Pharmacy (https://pharmacy.osu.edu/) and all other colleges, especially the College of Medicine, College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Engineering. This is complemented by an exceptional Comprehensive Cancer Center (https://cancer.osu.edu/), which provides the infrastructure and the resources for strong interdisciplinary interactions with a focus on translation, in a collegial and supportive research environment. The 19 CCC shared resources are state of the art with cutting-edge technologies including the latest in next-generation sequencing and single-cell analyses (https://cancer.osu.edu/for-cancer-researchers/resources-for-cancer-researchers/shared-resources). In addition, 2019 marked the launch of The Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology (PIIO) (https://cancer.osu.edu/piio), a comprehensive research initiative with a $100-plus million investment. The Ohio State University is located in Columbus, a vibrant, rapidly developing, and affordable city of almost one million, which was recognized by Money Magazine as one of the “6 best big cities” in the US.

Competitive start-up packages will be available to successful candidates to help them develop dynamic research programs. Additional funding is available through competitive, internal funding mechanisms administered by Pelotonia (https://pelotonia.org/), a grassroots annual bike ride that has raised over $211 million for cancer research at OSU. Pelotonia also supports new core equipment and select programmatic research efforts. The Ohio State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a priority to increase diversity in the scientific workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

Applications should include a Letter of Interest, Curriculum Vitae, and Statement of Current and Future Research Plans, as well as the contact information of four academic references. Applications should be sent prior to November 15, 2020 to: Amber Williams (williams.5449@osu.edu). Applicants will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

50% Research: It is expected that the faculty member will develop a cancer-related basic research program in the pharmaceutical sciences. At the Assistant Professor level, it is expected that the chosen candidate will seek funding as Principal Investigator from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other peer-reviewed cancer research funding. At the Associate Professor level and above, it is expected that the Principal Investigator will have an actively funded research grant or project from the NCI or other peer-reviewed, cancer-focused funding within a multi-investigator grant.

The candidate will be expected to actively participate in OSUCCC program meetings, present research seminars, work collaboratively on research projects within and among the College of Pharmacy and OSUCCC programs, use the OSUCCC Shared Resources, and attend the OSUCCC Annual Scientific Meeting.

35% Teaching: Appointment to the tenure track requires a commitment to teaching in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy of the OSU College of Pharmacy. Teaching assignments may involve introductory, intermediate, or advanced courses as course registration and scheduling require. Teaching responsibilities may vary from year to year depending upon the needs of the college, and a faculty member’s productivity and effort in the areas of research and service. Duties may include teaching undergraduate, graduate and professional courses, curriculum development or coarse administration and student advising. Active participation as a mentor for students and trainees is expected. For senior faculty applicants, teaching experience should be demonstrated by awards, positive evaluations by students and peer reviews, and other honors.

15% Service: Service to the division, college, university, and other academic and professional organizations, is expected. Evidence of professional service can include appointment or election to Department, College, Hospital or University Committees, affirmative action, or mentorship activities. Evidence of service to the faculty member’s discipline can include journal editorships, journal review activities, offices held and other service to local and national professional societies. Evidence of the provision of professional expertise to public and private entities beyond the University includes reviewers of proposals, external examiner service on panels and commissions, program development, professional consultation to industry, government and education.

A national or international reputation is a pre-requisite for appointment to Associate Professor and Full Professor with tenure. Evidence of a national reputation could include service on NIH or equivalent grant review panels, participation on federal steering, guideline or advisory committees, selection for service in a national professional society, invitation for lectureships or scholarly reviews, invitation to Editorial Boards for journals in the their field of scholarship, receipt of national scientific awards, and external letters of evaluation.

Required Education: Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or a related field.

Required Experience: The candidate must provide evidence of innovative research in medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, or a related field. This will be a joint recruiting effort between the College of Pharmacy and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the candidate must provide proposals for future cancer-focused research. Evidence of excellence in scholarship must be demonstrated by research published in peer-reviewed journals. In addition, evidence must be provided to support the candidate’s potential for building an independent research program and attaining independent extramural research funding.

Desired Experience: Experience in drug discovery, synthetic medicinal chemistry, high-throughput or high-content screening of small molecules, or chemical biology

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. Columbus, Ohio’s largest city, offers a convenient lifestyle with affordable housing and easy commutes. Residents are able to enjoy the many amenities of the city including professional sports teams, museums, outstanding restaurants, performing arts groups, parks, as well as unique boroughs and neighborhoods.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

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