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TRIBA InflammAging Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Georgia

August, GA

TRIBA InflammAging Research Professor, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology, Medical College of Georgia – Augusta University

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) at Augusta University invites applications for a distinguished investigator with expertise in Inflammation and Aging (InflammAging) to join the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology as the TRIBA InflammAging Research Professor.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University – TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster, Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology
Leadership, Neuroscience, Medical School Teaching & Curriculum Development, Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Nutraceuticals, Cardiovascular, Pharmacology, Psychiatric
August, GA

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster, Department of Physiology

Position Overview

The Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology is seeking applicants to fill a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position in the scientific fields of inflammaging and brain aging to perform research to improve outcomes for those suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • Participating in teaching programs for professional and graduate students as well as all other academic and scholarly functions within the department and university.
  • Establish vigorous independent extramurally funded research programs
Minimum Requirements
  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. from an accredited college or university
  • Must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Assistant, Associate and Full Professor level
Preferred Qualifications
  • Investigators with outstanding research accomplishments in these areas as well as collaborative interests that complement the other existing strengths in our department in neurological and psychiatric disorders (Parkinson’s Disease, drug abuse, schizophrenia) or cardiovascular disease (heart failure, ischemia/reperfusion injury, systemic and pulmonary hypertension, diabetes)
  • Relevant expertise in drug discovery and development, systems biology, and/or cell signaling are particularly encouraged to apply.


Augusta University (AU) is hiring 15-20 new faculty members for a transdisciplinary research initiative in Healthy Longevity entitled, Transdisciplinary Research cluster in Inflammaging and Brain Aging (TRIBA). The initiative is a cluster recruitment for interdisciplinary faculty positions across AU colleges, including the College of Nursing, to build upon existing AU strengths in Bioinformatics, Artificial Intelligence, Precision Medicine, Personalized Nutraceuticals and Neuroscience to identify potential causes and adverse outcomes of age-related inflammation. Incoming faculty will be associated respectively with the Medical College of Georgia, School of Computer and Cyber Sciences, Dental College of Georgia, College of Allied Health Sciences and the College of Science and Mathematics.

About the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology

The successful applicant will join a well established Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology with full academic appointment as a Research Professor (tenure and tenure-track available). Pharmacology and Toxicology was established as a department at the Medical College of Georgia in 1943. Originally developed to discover how remedies and poisons effected man, modern pharmacology lays the groundwork to discover and develop future generations of therapeutics. Pharmacology’s scope has broadened to include: computer-assisted drug design; genetic screens; protein engineering; and new drug-delivery vehicles like viruses and artificial cells.

The department’s history of accomplishments include the discovery of the adrenergic receptor subtypes-alpha and beta which led to developing several drugs used to treat cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular and neuroscience studies are the focuses of the department’s research programs.

The Mission of the Department of Pharmacology & Toxicology is threefold:

  • To train the next generation of successful basic research scientists and physician scholars by offering a broad educational experience in pharmacology and toxicology that balances an emphasis on theoretical and practical aspects (e.g., clinical relevance) of basic research findings with other key competencies (critical thinking skills, writing skills, speaking, and teaching ability, presentation skills, etc.).
  • To contribute basic and translational research that is recognized internationally for its excellence and contributions to the field of pharmacology and toxicology.
  • To further serve the public via participation in departmental and university-level committee and governance as well as provide leadership in national and international scientific and professional societies.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster, Department of Pharmacology

About the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is the flagship medical school of the University System of Georgia, the state’s only public medical school, and one of the top 5 largest medical schools in the United States. Founded nearly 200 years ago in 1828 as the nation’s fifth public medical school, the third medical school in the Southeast and the thirteenth in the nation, MCG has risen to its current role optimizing health care in Georgia and beyond through education, discovery, and service. The Medical College of Georgia educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, as well as three regional clinical campuses for third-and fourth-year students and a second four-year campus in Athens, Georgia in partnership with the University of Georgia. The state’s medical school also offers clinical training in more than 200 sites across the state providing students experience in the full spectrum of medicine, from tertiary/quaternary care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals provide postgraduate education to nearly 500 residents in 44 different programs. More than 51 percent of MCG graduates remain in Georgia to practice, well above the average retention rate of 39 percent. In 2016 MCG graduated more than twice the number of physicians going into primary care and core specialties – like family medicine, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, emergency medicine, and general surgery – than any other medical school in the state of Georgia.

Our researchers and clinicians focus on illnesses that affect most of Georgia and America’s children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine, and genomics. They also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 80 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Augusta University Research Institute

Clinical and translational research programs at Augusta University focus on three key areas that disproportionately affect the health of Georgians: cancer, cardiometabolic disease, and neurological disease including stroke. We are also developing three emerging areas of research strength: regenerative & reparative medicine, personalized medicine & genomics, and public and preventive health.

Regenerative and reparative medicine will expand studies of diseases or injuries that impact muscles and skeleton, central nervous system, orofacial, orthopedics, and stroke & neurotrauma. Our cardiovascular, obesity, and diabetes research fights the greatest threats to the western Word. Cancer and genomic medicine research are reducing the burden of cancer through superior clinic care, discovery innovation, translational research, and education. Neurological research is unlocking the mysteries of schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. Personalized medicine is being developed to customize treatments for individual patients, which public and preventive health measures are working to prevent diseases. The Dental College is improving the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of disease of the orofacial complex, while the Vision Center is engaging in high impact research and discovery related to visual function and disease, the outcome of which is expected to have far-reaching clinical applications for patients suffering from blindness and visual disorders. The multidisciplinary field of Women’s Health is on the cutting edge of research related to the care of women. Our newest area of research will be thorough the very exciting start-up of the Cyber Institute at Augusta University.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster

Augusta University Health System

Augusta University Health is a world-class health care network, offering the most comprehensive primary, specialty and subspecialty care in the region. Augusta University Health provides skilled, compassionate care to its patients, conducts leading-edge clinical research and fosters the medical education and training of tomorrow’s health care practitioners. Augusta University Health is a not-for-profit corporation that manages the clinical operations associated with Augusta University.

The health system in numbers:
• 478-bed Augusta University Medical Center at Augusta University
• 154-bed Children’s Hospital of Georgia including the region’s only Level IV NICU
• More than 80 outpatient practice sites in one convenient setting (Medical Office Building)
• Critical Care Center, housing a 13-county regional Level I trauma center

In addition to providing care in the Augusta area, Augusta University Health physicians travel to satellite practice sites throughout Georgia illustrating our commitment to care for people across the state and region. Augusta University Health is a thriving academic health center that also is affiliated with the following entities:

Augusta University’s Health Sciences Campus is composed of the:
• Colleges of Allied Health
• College of Dental Medicine
• Graduate Studies
• Nursing
• Medical College of Georgia

Faculty group practice plans, including the:
• AU Medical Associates
• AU Dental Associates
• Allied Health Practice Group
• School of Nursing Faculty Practice Group

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster

Location – Augusta, GA

Georgia’s second-oldest and second-largest city, Augusta, is situated on the southern banks of the storied Savannah River. Serving as a halfway point between the Appalachian Mountains to the north and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Augusta is a thriving community built on a solid foundation of local pride and artistic eccentricity.

A timeless locale, a visit to Augusta is a life-altering lesson in Southern hospitality. While other places have undergone cultural revolutions, Augusta underwent a cultural evolution instead, trading big city lights and loud, busy streets for cold sweet tea and a shore-side view of the Savannah River. Downtown, locally owned shops and restaurants mingle in the shade of memorable hangouts, and state-of-the-art galleries beckon artists, lovers, thinkers and dreamers alike to the South’s “Garden City.”

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster

Augusta is so much more than just a cozy place to live. Spearheaded by the next generation of musicians, foodies, artists and go-getters, the old city comes to life at night, offering live music, theater shows and a wealth of hole-in-the-wall eateries built to please. In addition to serving as a haven of technology and the arts, Augusta is also home to some of the nation’s most beautiful lakes and trails, offering year-round outdoor adventures.

Tenure Track Associate/Professor, Augusta University - TRIBA Inflamm-Aging Research Cluster

Sporting life is synonymous with the Augusta name, and the city proper is home to a number of professional baseball, roller derby and rugby teams. Several annual sporting events take place in and around Augusta, including the Ironman 70.3 Augusta triathlon, the Augusta Futurity and the always exciting Augusta Southern Nationals, dubbed by those in the know as the “World’s Richest Drag Boat Race.”

On top of world-class entertainment and outdoor sporting, Augusta is also world-renowned as the home of The Masters—an annual golf tournament sometimes dubbed the “Super Bowl” of golf. Every year during the first full week in April, Augusta becomes the golf capitol of the world, welcoming local legends and long-time favorites back to the prettiest course on Earth.

Relevant Links

The successful applicant for this role as Research Professor in the InflammAging strategic cluster hire initiative (TRIBA) at the Medical College of Georgia will benefit from the resources and expertise available at MCG, the Department, and TRIBA. Check out some of the links below to learn more about each:

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