Director, Center for Drug Development and Innovation/Associate Professor or Professor

Director, Center for Drug Development and Innovation/Associate Professor or Professor

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Director, Center for Drug Development and Innovation/Associate Professor or Professor position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Position Summary:

PCOM SOP is currently seeking applications for a Director of the Center for Drug Development and Innovation (CDDI). The CDDI is a translational research center focused on the commercialization and transfer of technologies in support of the Mission and Vision of PCOM. The new Director will also hold a full-time 12-month tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

The Director will be responsible for overseeing the growth and advancement of the CDDI’s translational research programs. This position will provide leadership in facilitating clinically translational, cutting-edge research, and further development of the CDDI in collaboration with other faculty within the College’s Departments of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacy Practice, Biomedical Sciences and the PCOM Center for Chronic Disorders and Aging. The ideal candidate will be a scientific visionary with a record of independent extramural funding in a university or research institute, and/or possesses translational/clinical R&D experience within the pharmaceutical industry. The Director will also be expected to contribute to the Mission and Goals of the academic department and SOP, and will work in cooperation with the Chief Research and Science Officer of PCOM and within existing policies, procedures and practices of the SOP and PCOM.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of the Director, CDDI:

  • Leads the development of the research mission for the CDDI

  • Oversee development of multidisciplinary, collaborative, and/or independent research programs at CDDI in collaboration with the Chief Research and Science Officer.

  • Manage inter- and intra-institutional collaborations within the CDDI in collaboration with the Chief Research Operations Officer.

  • Conducts a competitive independent and/or collaborative research program in the Director’s relevant area of expertise.

  • Advances the development of intellectual property, technology transfer and research agreements with public and private partners according to the policies of PCOM.

  • Seeks and obtains research support from extramural sources, independently and/or in collaboration with colleagues for further development of the CDDI

  • Monitor progress on annual funded research budgets within the CDDI in collaboration with the Resource Manager of the Division of Research and the Finance Department.

  • Monitor the quality of research productivity, including manuscript submissions to journals, and grant submissions for intra and extramural funding agencies and provide reports to the Chief Research and Science Officer.

  • Identify strategies to enhance research outcomes for the CDDI

  • Contributes to research opportunities for Doctor of Pharmacy, DO and MS in Biomedical Science students.

  • Presents research at regional, national, and international conferences.

  • Collaborates to enhance the standard and visibility of research by CDDI personnel

  • Monitor the progress of graduate students in collaboration with the faculty and PIs in CDDI

  • Participates in the teaching programs of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities of Faculty, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences:

  • Essential Duties and responsibilities of the candidate at the rank of Associate or Full Professor or an equivalent rank in the industry. Rank includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Develop and maintain a highly immersive student learning environment in the Doctor of Pharmacy program.

  • Develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program and participate in collaborative, interdisciplinary research with other faculty in PCOM SOP

  • Contribute to the service needs of the school, participating in school and college-wide committees, and in student advising.

  • Contribute to the Doctor of Pharmacy and graduate program at PCOM

  • Other duties as assigned by the department chair

Position Requirements

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S. and pass a criminal background check.


  • A Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacodynamics, Translational or Systems Pharmacology, or a closely related discipline required.


  • At least 6 years of postdoctoral training or academic leadership experience

  • Required qualifications at the Associate Professor or Professor level include:

    • Prior teaching and research experience at an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor rank in a School of Pharmacy or closely related institutions/organization

    • Established track record of scientific achievement in grantsmanship and scholarship

Application Instructions:

All applications MUST include:

  • Letter of intent

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

  • Statement of scholarly interests

  • Curriculum vitae

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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