College of Pharmacy


Computational Systems Chemical Biologist


Assistant or Associate Professor

Discovery Themes Focus Areas

Translational Data Analytics


The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy announces a new tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor.  This position is partially funded by Ohio State's Discovery Themes Initiative, a significant faculty hiring investment in key thematic areas in which the university can build on its culture of academic collaboration to make a global impact, and is part of the Data Analytics Collaborative ( 

Faculty have access to the many Centers, Institutes, and core facilities on campus.  The Division consists of 9 full-time faculty, 2 faculty with joint appointments, additional adjunct faculty in other Health Sciences Colleges and a total of 55 graduate or post-doctoral trainees and research scholars.  This environment has resulted in significant collaborations and programmatic grants. Opportunities for collaboration exist within the College of Pharmacy’s other Divisions (Pharmacology, Pharmaceutics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, and Pharmacy Practice & Administration). Clinical/translational collaborations are established within The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis Heart and Lung Research Institute, College of Veterinary Medicine and the Center for Clinical and Translational Science, as well as at Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  A broad array of shared resources is available nearby and across the University campus to support basic, translational and clinical research.


The successful applicant will have a research program in computational predictive modeling on drug-target interactions at the systems/networks level to aid in drug design and discovery, and a history of working in collaborative multidisciplinary research groups.

We especially encourage applications from candidates who are experts in predictive analytics, with an interest in development of advanced network models that integrate the chemical space and target space using large heterogeneous data from genomic, proteomic, and/or other sources. The research program would facilitate novel disease target identification.  Approaches may include, but not be limited to, statistical and differential analysis; linear and non-linear systems modeling; artificial intelligence and machine learning. The successful candidate is expected to establish and/or maintain an externally funded research program and to train graduate students and postdocs. Applicants at the Associate Professor level should have an extramurally funded research program. 

Application Instructions

Applicants should include a statement of research interests and a current curriculum vita. Initial enquiries will be kept confidential. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send applications to:
Cynthia Carnes, PharmD, PhD
Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies.
College of Pharmacy
The Ohio State University
500 West 12th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43210-1291
Tel. (614) 292-1715; E-mail 

Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. We are an NSF ADVANCE Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.