Pharmacology - Research Scientist (Clinical Pharmacology)

Western University

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-02-04

Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry


The Department of Medicine, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry at Western University is seeking to recruit a researcher into a limited-term position at the rank of Assistant Professor to compliment the current needs of the Pharmacogenomics and Personalized Medicine Research Program in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology at Western. The successful candidate must hold a PhD in Pharmacology and have completed productive postdoctoral training in the area of pharmacogenomics, drug metabolism, and clinical investigation. Specifically, strengths in pharmacogenomics of drug metabolizing enzymes, drug transporters, as well as experience in drug transporter expression and functional characterization technologies are desired. In addition, experience in conducting clinical research, particularly in the area of clinical pharmacogenetics research, and a strong publication track record are also highly desirable. The successful candidate will also hold a cross appointment in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology.

The Personalized Medicine Program in the Division of Clinical Pharmacology is an internationally-recognized program known for translational research in pharmacogenomics and implementation of personalized medicine. The successful applicant is expected to work closely with the incumbent researchers and also establish an independent but complementary program. (S)he is expected to collaborate and work closely with the Division's clinician and basic scientists along with other scientists at the Lawson Health Research Institute, and to supervise graduate students. The job description for this position will involve approximately 60% time commitment to research, with the remainder divided between teaching and administrative duties.

Western University is situated in picturesque London, Ontario, a city of approximately 360,000 along the banks of the Thames River. The City of London is a vibrant community with many family-friendly amenities and has one of the lowest cost of living rates in Ontario. Western University is a prominent academic institution that has made a commitment to balance its teaching and research mission and excel as a research intensive university. General information about the University can be found at Information about the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry can be found at

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, qualifications (including qualifications which go beyond the requirements for the position) and experience. The financial arrangement is competitive. The term of appointment and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Those interested in applying for these positions should forward a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and have at least three letters of reference sent to:

Dr. Richard B. Kim, MD FRCPC
Chair, Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Department of Medicine
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry
Western University
London Health Sciences Centre, University Hospital
339 Windermere Rd, London, Ontario, Canada, N6A 5A5

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Positions are subject to budget approval. Applicants should have fluent written and oral communication skills in English. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Western Ontario is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, aboriginal people and persons with disabilities.


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