Research Assistant Professor (67165)

Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 18, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy, currently ranked among the top 5 schools of pharmacy in the US, consists of two clinical departments (Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy; Pharmacotherapy and Translational Research) and three basic science departments (Medicinal Chemistry; Pharmaceutics; and Pharmacodynamics). Tremendous growth in the basic sciences includes the addition of internationally recognized faculty in medicinal chemistry, neuropharmacology, and physiology with substantial NIH funding. This environment offers unparalleled opportunities for an early career investigator to build an independent career in a highly collaborative environment centered on cancer biology and drug discovery.

Guangrong Zheng, Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry, is looking for a highly motivated early career investigator with research experience in drug design and discovery to join him as a Research Assistant Professor. The candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team of investigators with expertise in bioinformatics, computer-aided drug design, organic synthesis, assay development, proteomics, molecular and cellular biology, and biophysics. Our goal is to develop innovative therapeutic agents for cancer and age-related diseases.

The ideal candidate will have extensive experiences in small-molecule drug discovery, chemical biology, and a keen interest in using a research-track faculty position as a resource to not only strengthen drug development and discovery at the University of Florida, but also launch an independent research career. Strong written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, and creativity are essential. Applicants interested in advancing teaching skills will have that opportunity. In addition to substantial research infrastructure and financial support, the salary for this position will be highly competitive according to the applicant’s qualifications and experience.

Minimum: PhD in Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, or a related discipline; 5 or more years of experience in a drug discovery and development environment

Preferred: Drug discovery experience in an industry setting; Strong written and verbal communication skills and analytical skills; a demonstrated record of research creativity in drug discovery; a strong desire and ability to work cooperatively with others in a multidisciplinary environment

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. For full consideration, applications should be received by December 18, 2020

Interested applicants should apply online at and submit: (1) a letter of interest; (2) complete curriculum vitae; and (3) contact information for at least three professional/academic references. Three letters of recommendation will be required for final candidates.

E-mail inquiries to: Yousong Ding, Ph.D.

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association 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. If 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 conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.


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