University of California, Davis, Department of Medical Pharmacology

University of California, Davis
Department of Pharmacology
Faculty Positions in Pharmacology
The University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology invites
applications for two - four (2-4) full-time academic tenure track position(s) at the
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level.
The Pharmacology Department is housed in the new UC Davis Genome Center and recently
successfully recruited a new Department Chair, Dr. Donald M. Bers, Ph.D., with plans for
significant growth, including recruitment of up to 5 new faculty in the coming 3 years. One area of
anticipated research growth within the department is cardiovascular, but candidates with strong
research programs in other areas are welcome. Pharmacology has strong links to the Genome
Center, Center for Neuroscience, Physiology & and Membrane Biology, UC Davis Health System
Cancer Center and Cardiovascular research groups.
Candidates must possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and at least two years of productive
postdoctoral experience. Individuals selected for the position(s) will be expected to build or
continue a successful, independent, extramurally funded research program and to achieve
excellence in the teaching of basic sciences to medical and graduate students. The most
important criteria in the consideration of applications are: (1) a record of excellence, creativity,
and initiative in research, which establishes a strong potential to build a vigorous and competitive
research program; and (2) a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively as a teacher
participating in the teaching of medical and graduate students. Research areas should
complement others in Pharmacology and campus programs. Particular interests include function,
expression, trafficking, signaling pathways, structure and regulation of membrane proteins (such
as ion channels and receptors) and novel therapeutic strategies.
Priority will be given to candidates whose record of innovative research and commitment to
teaching demonstrate their potential as leaders in their fields.
These positions will be open until filled, but for full consideration applications should be received
by May 31, 2008. Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, up to three key reprints, a synopsis
of research interests and plans (past, present and future goals), a summary of teaching
experience/philosophy and the names/addresses of three to five references to be sent to:
Peter M. Cala, Ph.D.
Interim Chair
Department of Pharmacology
attention: Tom Watkins
Genome Building, Room 3502
451 Health Sciences Drive
UC Davis
Davis, CA, 95616
or via email at:
The University of California is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Search #s PH-06R-08.