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University of Utah Faculty Member, Clinical Pharmacology in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Faculty Member, Clinical Pharmacology / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00945 - Peds Clinical Pharmacology

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin CY2023


The Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Utah is seeking an exceptional individual to join our faculty and research team. Individuals engaged in all types of clinical and translational pharmacology research are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate will be expected to grow an established extramurally funded research program ( NIH level or equivalent) and to mentor clinical pharmacology fellows in our ABCP -accredited fellowship program. Numerous opportunities for collaborative clinical pharmacology research exist within the Division, as well as throughout the medical school and University. Current faculty focus on drug dosing in critically ill children, drug passage into breastmilk, pregnancy pharmacology, and polypharmacy in children with cancer. The incumbent may focus on any area of clinical pharmacology. In addition to research activities, there is an expectation for academic work, including education, administration, and/or advocacy.

The Division of Clinical Pharmacology at the University of Utah is a research and education focused group with a mission to optimize drug therapy and outcomes in children and train the future generation of clinical pharmacologists. Current faculty are a mix of MD and PhD trained scientists. We have expertise in translating benchside pharmacology to practice, advanced pharmacometrics, and prospective clinical studies and trials. We are a collaborative group and have strong relationships throughout the School of Medicine and College of Pharmacy where we collaborate on multiple NIH , FDA , and industry-funded studies. Our Utah Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship program is accredited by the ABCP and supports a rigorous training program. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah is ranked 14th in the nation in extramural NIH funding.

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to foster success in translational or basic research, quality improvement engagement, and excellence as educators.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera, live music, museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails (some leaving from adjacent to the hospital), and numerous other outdoor activities. For more information about Utah, please visit .

Qualified applicants must have:

  • PharmD, PharmD/PhD, PhD, MD/DO degree or equivalent in a relevant scientific discipline
  • Exceptional experience or training in Clinical Pharmacology
  • A strong program of innovative research and scholarship, with an outstanding publication record
  • A track record, or demonstrated potential, for success in attracting national and/or international research funding
  • Well-developed mentoring and communication skills, and commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion best practices

Preferred qualifications:

  • Extensive experience in pharmacometrics analyses, including PK, pop PK, PK/PD, PBPK modeling and simulation
  • Proficiency with various modeling software packages (e.g. NONMEM , Phoenix/WinNonlin/ NLME , PK Sim, GastroPlus, Simcyp, etc.)
  • Proficiency with statistical analysis software, such as R, STATA , or SAS
  • Experience in preclinical or clinical trial design

The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Research or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at . Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Kevin Watt, M.D., Ph.D., Division Chief, at .

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 11/10/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03148F

Type Faculty