Faculty Positions in Drug Development and Pharmaceutical Science

Applications are invited for multiple tenured and tenure track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant, Associate, and Full Professors) in the Department of Pharmacology, State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University at Syracuse, New York.  These are state-supported positions with a competitive salary (12 month salary paid by SUNY at 100%) and start-up package for appointment in 2010 or 2011.

Successful candidates will be expected to undertake a robust independent and extramurally funded research program as well as participate in teaching. Areas of special interest for the recruitment are:

  1. Pharmaceutical science (pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, toxicology, drug metabolism, pharmacogenomics)
  2. Drug development (new approaches to drug discovery, medicinal chemistry, chemical biology, drug delivery, drug formulation, preclinical evaluation)
  3. Cancer research (stem cell biology, cancer cell signaling, cancer pharmacology)

We are particularly interested in mid-career investigators in PK/PD/Toxicology, drug design or medicinal chemistry with NIH RO1 grant funding. Outstanding junior applicants with NIH K99 grant funding will also be considered. All applicants should have a strong research interest and project in cancer.

The College of Medicine of SUNY Upstate Medical Unversity was founded in 1834 as one of the oldest medical colleges in the nation. The Department of Pharmacology has a long and distinguished history in pharmacological research and education, with faculty engaging research in cancer, cell signaling, cardiovascular disease, stem cells, infectious disease, neurodegeneration, and drug discovery. The department is anticipating a major growth in faculty and research in the next several years, especially in areas of cancer pharmacology, pharmaceutical science, and drug development. This initiative emerges from a strategic focus on cancer as one of the major disease research areas by the university and the recent creation of SUNY Upstate Cancer Research Institute in Central New York.

Candidates should e-mail (in one email transmission using a PDF file) a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, teaching statement, list of 3-5 references, and three representative publications to:

Department of Pharmacology
SUNY Upstate Cancer Research Institute,
SUNY Upstate Medical University,
c/o Ms. Katy Price (E-mail address:
Phone: 315 464-9863

Please specify the search area (pharmaceutical science, drug development or cancer research) in the subject line of the email and cover letter. Departmental review of applications will begin and continue as the applications are received.

SUNY Upstate Medical University is an AA/EO employer engaging excellence through diversity. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Debashis Ghosh, PhD
Cancer Structural Biologist
Debashis Ghosh, PhD
Ziwei Huang, PhD

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