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University of Maryland is looking for Pharmacometrics Faculty

From: Gobburu, Joga <jgobburu>
Date: Thu, 24 Nov 2011 16:03:33 -0500

As a first step towards creating a world-class Pharmacometrics program, UMB is seeking applicants for TWO Pharmacometrics faculty positions. See below.
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Joga Gobburu, PhD, FCP, MBA | Professor
School of Pharmacy | School of Medicine
Office: (410) 706-5907 | E-mail: jgobburu

(Position #05-179-69)

Associate/Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. This position requires teaching; service to the school, campus and the profession; scholarly activity; and the ability to engage in the application of practical pharmacometric approaches to drug development and regulatory decisions. Develop quantitative disease models and apply them to design/analyze clinical trials.

The position is a full-time, non-tenure-track, 12 month appointment based at the Baltimore, Maryland Campus. This position is responsible to the Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science with research reporting responsibility to the Director of the Center of Translational Medicine.

Doctoral degree in pharmaceutical sciences, statistics, medical or related field, and minimum of two (2) years of experience analyzing studies using a range of statistical techniques in a related environment.
Experience analyzing clinical trial data using a range of pharmacometric techniques in a related environment is required.


• Determine methods of pharmacometric or statistical analysis and apply techniques to drug development and regulatory decisions. Ensure validity and accuracy of data and compliance with quality control requirements.

• Design quantitative research projects, analyze findings, develop conclusions, write reports, prepare presentations of relevant findings and conclusions.

• Perform required data extraction through programming and report on progress of programs, studies, and/or projects.

• Perform modeling and simulation to support choice of trial design, endpoints and analysis methods.

• Summarize and prepare manuscripts, presentations, and proposals by providing and presenting drug development information as tables, charts, or graphs.

• Develop and formulate best practices and protocols in data collection, warehousing, analysis, and reporting including developing special forms and/or formats for analyzing and presenting data.

• Assist in teaching courses on matters related to pharmacometrics.


• Ability to design of research studies data, collection procedures and warehousing,

• Knowledge of drug development.

• Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.

• Knowledge of theoretical, conceptual and writing support on research analysis and findings.

• Skill in statistical programming especially mixed-effects modeling of longitudinal data, Bayesian analysis, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.

• Excellent communication, organizational, and project management skills.

• Ability to maintain confidentiality of subjects and information obtained.

• Ability to work as part of a team and independently perform or lead research activities.

• Ability to use a consultative approach to resolve issues in area of responsibility.


• Engage in scholarly activity in areas of interest. Scholarly activity is defined broadly and includes, for example, disease modeling, development of innovative pharmacometric methods and trial designs.

• Level of scholarly involvement will be commensurate with an academic appointment on the non-tenure track; consistent publication and presentation of work are expected.

• Scholarly activity may be pursued either independently or in collaboration with others.

• Effort devoted to scholarship is expected to grow as the institute becomes established.


• Participation in appropriate faculty activities (e.g. faculty assembly, department meetings, and faculty committees), professional organizations, and other endeavors is expected.

The Founding Campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore ( includes six professional schools (Pharmacy, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Social Work, Law) and the Graduate School. The School of Pharmacy also has a satellite campus at the Universities at Shady Grove in Rockville, MD.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Interested candidates should submit:
Cover letter, noting position # (above)
Statement of scholarly interests
Signed CV
Three letters of recommendation

Email or mail to:
Joga Gobburu, PhD, FCP, MBA
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Professor and Director, Center for Translational Medicine
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
20 North Pine Street, Room N407
Baltimore, MD 21201

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Received on Thu Nov 24 2011 - 16:03:33 EST

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