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IND Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism Scientist (Adjunct Professor Series)

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 28th, 2016
Last review date: May 10th, 2017
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: April 28th, 2018
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


IND Pharmacokinetics and Drug Metabolism Scientist/Adjunct Professor Series*

The Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases (IND) at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is seeking a scientist with pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism experience to oversee IND’s PKDM research. The director of the IND is Nobel Laureate Dr. Stanley Prusiner.

The successful candidate will have small molecule drug discovery experience with an in-depth understanding of the pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism data required to advance programs from lead development into preclinical and clinical evaluation. It is preferred that the candidate has experience determining pharmacodynamic-pharmacokinetic relationships. Practical experience designing experiments to evaluate the exposure and distribution of small molecules is required. He or she will lead a pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism group within the IND and aid in the selection and evaluation of small molecules designed to cure neurodegenerative disease. The candidate must have excellent management and communication skills and work well in a team environment.


• Ph.D. with training in pharmacokinetics, pharmacy, pharmacology or a related discipline.
• At least 3 years of experience in drug discovery working on small molecule pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism.
• Applicants must possess excellent managerial, leadership, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills as well as exhibit evidence of imagination in problem solving.


• Candidates with experience in neuroscience and blood-brain barrier permeability are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated superb command of oral and written English.
• Demonstrated experience determining pharmacodynamic-pharmacokinetic relationships.

This is a full-time position with excellent benefits. Salary is dependent upon experience.

Interested applicants should submit curriculum vitae with a list of publications, a cover letter, a brief research summary (4 page max. including figures) and contact information for three professional references.

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*Rank will be commensurate with background, experience, and work history.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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San Francisco, CA

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