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Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Illinois at Chicago

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2020
Title Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate
University University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL, United States
Department Department of Pharmacy Practice
Application Deadline Jan. 15, 2021
Position Start Date Aug. 16, 2021
  • Post-Doc
  • Pharmacy - General

The College of Pharmacy at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for a Bridge to Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate position in the Department of Pharmacy Practice starting August 16, 2021.

Program Goals: The Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate program seeks to advance diversity among our faculty by encouraging the recruitment, retention, and promotion of outstanding scholars from different backgrounds, with an emphasis on attracting individuals from groups who have been historically underrepresented in science. The goal of this program is to recruit, mentor, and support the transition of outstanding candidates from postdoctoral scholar assignments to research active, tenure track faculty members. In addition to mentorship within the Department of Pharmacy Practice, the Bridge to the Faculty Postdoctoral Research Associate will participate in a cohort-based mentoring experience through the Office of the Vice Provost for Diversity, where they will have the opportunity to meet other Bridge to the Faculty Scholars. Successful postdoctoral scholars, with department approval, will have the opportunity to transition to tenure track faculty starting in the 2023-2024 academic year.

Located in downtown Chicago, UIC is a comprehensive, urban, public, Research 1 university and among the nation’s top five most diverse campuses with a strong tradition of support for difference and equality.
The College of Pharmacy at UIC, with campuses in Chicago and Rockford, is the #1 college of pharmacy in the state of Illinois and the #7 college in the US by US News & World Report. More information about the College and Department of Pharmacy Practice can be found at

The ideal candidate’s research will be focused on advancing translational or applied pharmacy practice research including but not limited to drug metabolism, pharmacodynamics, pharmacogenomics/personalized medicine, pharmacokinetics, health services, biobehavioral science, health disparities and equity, and dissemination and implementation science. The selected candidate will work with established faculty to develop an independent and competitive research program that would make them attractive for conversion to an open tenure track faculty position in the Department after two years. Research duties will include peer-reviewed publications, submission for extramural grant funding, and the preparation of a detailed research plan that will be used to apply for a position as a tenure track assistant professor in the Department that would start in August 2023. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in mentored teaching experiences, including co-teaching classes in the undergraduate or the professional PharmD curriculum.

Applicants must have completed a PharmD from an ACPE accredited school of pharmacy along with a research fellowship and/or a Ph.D. in Pharmacy or a closely related health science field. This is a full-time position including a competitive salary and benefits package. Candidates who have served in at least one prior postdoctoral position are preferred. Qualified candidates must be legally eligible for employment in the United States. This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

If engaged in clinical practice in Illinois, the candidate must present evidence of a license as a registered pharmacist in the state of Illinois by employment start date.

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applications may only be submitted via the university’s online application system at:

For fullest consideration, submit complete application materials by February 1, 2021. Applications must include all the following:
1. Cover letter of interest
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Statement of research focus
4. Names and contact information of three references must be entered directly into the online application.
5. A writing sample (publication or dissertation proposal/chapter)

  • The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

    The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit…

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Contact Information

  • Dominique Casey
    Department of Pharmacy Practice
    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, IL


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