St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is seeking an innovative and strategic leader to serve as the Chair of the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The successful candidate will have a strong track record of scholarship in pharmaceutical sciences as well as demonstrated leadership experience. Work experience in a cancer research setting is highly desirable as is the ability to effectively foster a supportive and collaborative workplace dedicated to cutting-edge research and optimal clinical care. Additional expectations include strong communications skills, financial acumen to oversee the departmental budget, ability to secure extramural funding and dedication to faculty mentorship and career development.
The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences plays a central role in advancing the institutional mission of finding cures and saving children through research and treatment for pediatric cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The department has historically integrated both pharmaceutical sciences (with a primary mission of research), and pharmaceutical services (with a primary mission of clinical care), with a goal of rapidly translating research findings into clinical care. Its primary goals are to discover the biological basis for inter-individual differences in response to medications, to translate research findings to improve treatment outcomes, and to provide the best and most comprehensive pharmaceutical care for St. Jude patients. Department faculty are internationally recognized for their research in fundamental and clinical pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics, pediatric therapeutics, and medication safety. The department includes Pharmaceutical Services, the CAP/CLIA-accredited Clinical Pharmacokinetics and Therapeutic Drug Monitoring Laboratory for St. Jude, as well as the Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Pharmacokinetics Shared Resource.
The department and institution provide a collaborative environment designed to foster transdisciplinary work in basic, translational and clinical sciences. The department hosts multiple regular multidisciplinary meetings and webinars, and its faculty, staff, and trainees are highly collaborative with other clinical, translational, and basic science research departments at St. Jude, as well as at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Medicine and Pharmacy. The department supports education and training of professional students, graduate students, clinical fellows, PGY2 pharmacy residents, and post-doctoral fellows. Pharmaceutical Sciences Department faculty, staff, and trainees work closely with each other; with collaborators in other departments at St. Jude; and with colleagues around the world to advance research and cures for pediatric patients. Additional details about the department can be found: https://www.stjude.org/research/departments-divisions/pharmaceutical-sciences.html
Applications and nominations should be sent to the Search Committee Chair via Melissa Jones at email@example.com.
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