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The Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology is recruiting for multiple tenured or tenure-eligible faculty positions at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The description of the positions available as well as the link to the online application form is available here.
Pharmacology and toxicology focus upon the interaction of drugs and other chemicals with biological systems ranging from individual molecules, to cells, to tissues, to organ systems or individuals. The two disciplines are a continuum incorporating the therapeutic to toxic effect of every drug and chemical. Our departmental programs incorporate pharmacology and/or toxicology, and graduates are well trained to accept employment in either or both disciplines. Our research and curriculum incorporate molecular biology, genetics, neuroscience, biochemistry, physiology and other biomedical sciences, providing maximum flexibility for our graduates.
The University of Louisville, its School of Medicine, and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology have rich histories and traditions of academic excellence. Over two hundred graduates have completed the program, and many have leadership positions in academia, government and industry. Our department hosts an NIEHS-funded training program focusing in environmental health sciences. Most pharmacologists and toxicologists are employed in teaching, research and service activities within universities, medical centers, research institutes, consulting firms, government agencies, pharmaceutical and chemical firms, toxicology laboratories, or other private or public agencies. Both pharmacologists and toxicologists are noted among the "Hot Tracks in Professions" in such magazines as US News and World Report with some of the nation's most rapidly increasing salaries as noted by CareerBuilder.com. Yahoo! News described a report indicating 100% employment for pharmacologists. A more recent report from Kiplingers listed pharmacology as the number 1 college major for a lucrative career. Incredible advancements in molecular genetics and biology are providing new insights into pharmacology and toxicology. Our graduate programs incorporate a range of methodologies from molecular to clinical pharmacology and toxicology. It is an exciting time for research and education in pharmacology and toxicology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. The University of Louisville and the Department have long-standing interests and commitments to the education of minority students.
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