External Job Postings – GSK Chair in Clinical Pharmacology

GSK Chair in Clinical Pharmacology 

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry 
Western University
London, ON

Description:
The Department of Paediatrics, Children’s Hospital, London Health Science Centre, and Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University is seeking a Paediatric Clinical Pharmacologist to join our established Division of Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology as a full-time faculty member as the GSK Chair in Clinical Pharmacology. The primary role of the Chair will be to lead a research program directed at developing and evaluating optimal disease treatments. There are many uncertainties in identifying suitable molecular targets for therapies, and how novel compounds should best be assessed from the perspective of efficacy and safety. The research focus of the GSK Chair in Clinical Pharmacology will be on the development and validation of optimal methodologies to assess novel medicines. These technologies, which are expected to include a variety of basic research, clinical and pharmacoepidemiologic approaches, will be used to evaluate therapeutic agents, and to determine how best to use them within the context of specific diseases.
Academic and Clinical Expectations: The successful candidate will have a keen interest and expertise in pharmacology and translational research, the ability to collaborate effectively with a wide range of members of the research and health care team and office staff, and will be expected to lead in team
based research. The successful candidate will be expected to secure and hold external research funding, to contribute to teaching at the undergraduate and postgraduate level, and to supervise graduate trainees. Advanced training and experience in research is preferred. Clinical duties and expectations will be determined by the clinical academic department.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have an MD or equivalent degree and and must be eligible for  licensing in the Province of Ontario. Subspecialty certification in Paediatric Clinical Pharmacology from  the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada or equivalent is required.  

Expertise/experience in Precision Medicine would be desirable. The successful candidate will hold a  full-time Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, or a Continuing Clinical Academic appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending  upon qualifications and experience at the time of appointment.  

Compensation Details:
The Chair appointment is for a five-year period, with the possibility of renewal for  one additional term pending review recommendation. Compensation for this position will be commensurate  with qualifications and experience.  

Full Job Description

Application Process:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin after  September 1, 2024, with an anticipated start date of January 1, 2025, or as negotiated. Interested  candidates should send a letter of intent that includes a) an overview of past research and description of  proposed research plan, b) plan to build collaborations, networks, and knowledge translation locally and  beyond, c) history and commitment to mentorship, d) statement on commitment to diversity, equity and  inclusion, along with a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three referees and also  complete, sign and include the form at the following link:  

http://uwo.ca/facultyrelations/physicians/Application_FullTime_Clinical.pdf to: 

Dale W. Laird, PhD and Craig Campbell, MD, MSc, FRCPC  
Committee Co-Chairs, GSK Chair in Clinical Pharmacology  
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Clinical Skills Building, Western University  London, Ontario CANADA N6A 5C1 
E-mail: selection.committee@schulich.uwo.ca 

Successful candidates will be required to comply with the policies and protocols of the applicable  affiliated institutions. 

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