Assistant Professor/Associate Professor Pediatrics Clinical Pharmacologist
Wright State University, Department of Pharmacology
United States

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Pediatric Clinical Pharmacologist will be part of the research team in the newly formed Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Group in the Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine based at Dayton Children's Hospital. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment. The faculty member will be responsible for developing, testing, implementing and publishing successful research concepts within the field of Clinical Pharmacology specifically pediatrics and other adjacent fields and obtaining independent funding to maintain research programs with a specific focus of expertise in the area of Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Clinical Research.

The selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or other related field; post-doctoral training in Clinical Pharmacology; and possess experience in clinical pharmacology and pediatric clinical research. In addition to research activities, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, investigation, administration, as well as advocacy.

Minimum Qualifications

  • M.D., or PharmD, or Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences or other related field.
  • 2 or more years in fellowship clinical pharmacology or post-doctoral experience in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology or other related field.
  • 2 or more years History of scholarly achievement in form of publications, grant submissions and presentations at appropriate national and international events.
  • 2 or more years Experience with developing and managing interdisciplinary clinical and research programs.
  • 2 years experience in training graduates and/or clinical or postdoctoral fellows.
  • Associate Professor level candidates must fulfill all the requirements above, along with at least 5 years' experience as an Assistant Professor with an exemplary scholarly portfolio and supervisory experience.

For more information regarding the governing policies of faculty rank please review them online at:

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference will be given to those who are Board Certified or Eligible to be Board Certified through the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology.
  • Previous experience and involvement in Pediatric clinical research such as industry sponsored trials would be an advantage
  • Previous experience in special populations research specifically Pediatrics would be an advantage.
  • Potential to develop a sustained record of funded research and scholarship in clinical pharmacology.

Essential Functions and percent of time:

40% Investigation / Research:

  • Strategically guide, enhance, and expand the scope, and sustainability of the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Group and Department 's research, education and training, clinical and professional service programs and their portfolios.
  • Develop, promote, and sustain interdisciplinary and collaborative programs in research, education and training, and clinical and professional service, with other units within the University, clinical partners, other universities and research organizations, nationally and internationally.
  • Guide the dissemination of key findings, best practices, and novel strategies in pharmacogenomics to, and develop, promote, and sustain strong relationships with, the key stakeholders in healthcare (patients, providers, purchasers, payers, and policy-makers); professional and scientific associations; advocacy organizations; business entities; and government agencies throughout the state and the nation.

Education / Teaching:

  • Supervise and train graduate and professional pharmacy/medical students.
  • Promote work environment that attracts, retains and engages highly-qualified faculty, staff, students, and associates in various programs of the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Group; and encourage their professional development, productivity, and innovation.

Essential Functions and percent of time (cont'd):

20% Administration / Service:

  • Take on administrative roles on appropriate local, national and international committees.


  • Provide strategic and administrative leadership in research, education and training, clinical and professional service programs to position the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Group at the national and international forefront in pharmacogenomics, late-stage translation, and value-based healthcare.


  • Work closely with the Vice-Chair of Research, Pediatrics and other academic leaders to recruit and retain translational and clinical scientists who contribute to national and international leadership in research, education and training, and clinical and professional services.


  • Other duties as assigned

Working Conditions

This position will be based out of the Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology Group in the Department of Pediatrics, Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine at Dayton Children's Hospital.

This is a grant funded position with continuation dependent on funding. Special contract terms and conditions of employment apply.

To preserve the safety and security of the campus community and to maintain the integrity of university operations, it is the policy of Wright State University before making an employment offer conduct various background checks, such as a criminal record, credit history when job related and/or education verifications. Additionally, an administrative review shall be conducted whenever the university learns that an employee is charged with or convicted of a crime (except for minor vehicle violations). Frequently asked questions related to background checks may be found on the Human resources website at

Effective July 1, 2017, per Policy 7230 Wright State University is tobacco-free. Tobacco use, including the sale, advertising sampling and distribution of tobacco products and tobacco related items is prohibited in all university facilities, on all university owned or leased grounds, university owned or operated residence halls and apartments, and at all university sponsored events regardless of location. Tobacco use is also prohibited in all university vehicles or on any equipment owned, leased or operated by Wright State University. This policy applies to anyone on campus including students, faculty, staff, visitors, consultants, vendors, patients, volunteers, and contractor employees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants should submit a cover letter describing interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, a teaching statement that explains both teaching experience and areas of expertise, the names and contact information for three professional references.

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