The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) School of Pharmacy is seeking qualified candidates for an Assistant/Associate Professor faculty appointment in the area of Pharmacogenomics. This full-time, 12-month, position is located at the main MCW campus in Milwaukee, WI.
This position provides the incumbent the opportunity to build a number of initiatives. First and foremost is establishing a clinical pharmacogenomics program that brings pharmacogenomics implementation into routine clinical practice in collaboration with clinical partners of MCW (i.e., Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center) and the respective departments of pharmacy. The faculty will be expected to develop post-graduate training programs (i.e. fellowships) and educational tracks in the doctor of pharmacy curriculum as well as Masters level programming in the School of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities of this position include:
Participate in the scholarship of discovery, application, integration, and teaching, in areas appropriate to precision medicine and clinical pharmacogenomics, which advances the mission of the School and MCW.
Embark upon launching a clinical pharmacogenomics program in conjunction with partnering departments of pharmacy.
Lead the introduction of a clinical pharmacogenomics program in a specified patient population.
Establish an area of fundable research related to clinical pharmacogenomics.
Collaborate with various MCW programs to mentor pharmacy, medical, and graduate students in research.
Collaboratively develop and deliver pharmaceutical sciences education in the doctor of pharmacy program that may include pharmacology, immunology, pharmacogenomics, and pharmacotherapeutics.
Engage in innovative teaching methods with an emphasis on interprofessional/interdisciplinary education that includes lectures, asynchronous content delivery, demonstrations, group activities, etc.
Contribute to service in the School, MCW, and the profession/discipline.
Provide mentoring and advising to students throughout the curriculum.
This position is immersed in vibrant academic health science campus that continues to advance its research and clinical missions. There are significant opportunities for advancing research through several MCW Departments, Centers and Institutes, most notably the newly launched Genomics Science Precision Medicine Center. Collaborations exist with the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Drug Discovery Center, Cell Biology and Neurobiology Department, and Neuroscience Research Center. The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) of Southeastern Wisconsin, a consortium of eight regional organizations whose mission is to advance the health of the community through research and discovery is located on the MCW Milwaukee Campus.
School of Pharmacy
This position provides unique opportunities to contribute to an innovative academic pharmacy program, one that envisions preparing the next generation of pharmacists to meet the growing healthcare. In serving the four missions of MCW, the School of Pharmacy intends to become a destination program for health sciences education and practice, by engaging students, practitioners, and researchers across the continuum of discovery to care, ensuring that graduates are “practice ready” and “team ready.” The Schools vision is to engage learners, practitioners, and researchers to transform health care through the continuum of discovery and the advancement of innovative pharmacy practice and patient care models needs including clinical pharmacogenomics.
Applicants must have earned a PhD, MD, or PharmD or equivalent degrees in a field related to Pharmacy, Pharmacology or Pharmacogenomics. Pharmacists or physicians must be eligible for licensure in Wisconsin. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years with expertise or background in clinical pharmacogenomics applications. The primary faculty appointment will be in the Clinical Sciences Department of the School of Pharmacy with a plausible secondary appointment in another academic unit of MCW. In addition, candidates should have the ability to collaborate with faculty and academic leaders to sustain a culture attentive to interprofessional education, have demonstrated organizational, interpersonal and group communication skills, and be active in professional organizations. Candidates who have research, grant writing and publication experience in clinical pharmacogenomics will be given priority. Faculty rank, academic appointments, and salary are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Over 1,640 full-time and part-time faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) play a pivotal role in upholding the missions of MCW: education, research, patient care and community engagement. Education: MCW has over 800 students in Medical School, nearly 400 graduate students, and 160 postdoctoral fellows in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. There are more than 670 physicians in residency training and 180 physicians in fellowship training. Approximately 250 Continuing Medical Education-accredited activities are offered annually for physician and other health professionals. Research: MCW is the largest research institution in Eastern Wisconsin and received $154 million in grant awards for research, teaching, training and related purposes in FY 2013-2014 of which $138 million was for research, including funding from the National Institutes of Health and other sponsors. Patient Care: Approximately 1,510 physicians, 600 nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other health care practitioners care for more than 500,000 patients of all ages annually at Children’s hospital of Wisconsin, Froedtert Hospital, Zablocki VA Medical Center and many other hospitals and c...linics in Eastern Wisconsin. Community Engagement: More than 280 faculty engaged in more than 480 community outreach activities to advance the health of people and communities throughout metro Milwaukee and Wisconsin in 2014.The Medical College of Wisconsin offers an environment with abundant opportunities, an outstanding benefits package and competitive salary, as we understand that much of the success of MCW can be attributed to our world renowned faculty members.