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Postdoctoral Scholar - Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Tennessee

Job Description

Postdoctoral Scholar - Pharmaceutical Sciences

- 22000001JC


A postdoctoral scholar is needed to participate in several research projects currently funded by the National Institutes of Health and other funding sources under the supervision of Dr. Glen Palmer within the Department of Clinical Pharmacy & Translational Science of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Pharmacy. The responsibilities mainly include to assist Dr. Palmer to conduct health services research related to fungal pathogenesis, drug-fungi interactions, antifungal drug resistance and the development of new antifungals other topics.


Qualifications

Doctoral Degree

PhD or MD degree in Microbiology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Infectious Disease, or a closely related discipline.

Experience working with animal models of infectious disease, handling and genetic manipulation of infectious fungal isolates, as well as in basic molecular biology and biochemistry methods.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges - Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

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