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NEW! Posted September 16, 2015
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Connecticut
A postdoctoral position is available at the University of Connecticut in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacology Program.  The position is in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Aneskievich (  The fellow will join efforts in deciphering hyperproliferative and inflammatory consequences in mouse and human keratinocytes subsequent to altered expression of TNIP1, a modulator of signal pathways occurring post cell membrane and nuclear receptor activation.  Our laboratory identified TNIP1 as an agonist-dependent corepressor of PPAR and RAR; additionally, TNIP1 dampens NF-kappaB cytoplasmic signaling downstream of several cytokine receptors.  Separately, TNIP1 is linked to several chronic inflammatory diseases by GWAS identification of associated SNPs. 
The successful candidate will use our TNIP1 knock-out mouse to isolate tissue for immuo-histochemical analysis, keratinocytes for cytokine/chemokine response assays, proliferation and differentiation studies, employing a wide range of analytical approaches (immunoblotting, image analysis, qPCR, targeted microarray, etc).  Parallel studies will be done with expression knockdown in human keratinocyte organotypic cultures.  Initiative and communication skills will be key.
Preferred Qualifications:
·       PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or related field
·       Demonstrated experience with protein and gene expression analytical techniques
·       Experience in mammalian cell culture
·       Familiarity with mouse model systems
·       Excellent oral and written communication skills
·       Demonstrated ability for independent research laboratory work
Application Deadline Date:
·       Open until filled.
Application / Contact Information:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter highlighting research expertise / accomplishments and his/her CV, along with names and contact information of three references, to:
Brian J. Aneskievich, PhD
Associate Professor of Pharmacology
Dept. Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT 06269

NEW! Posted September 3, 2015
Assistant or Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University

The Department of Dermatology at Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine is recruiting for basic research faculty at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is part of an ongoing multi-year expansion of our basic and translational research programs. Applicants with PhD, MD or dual degrees will be considered. Applicants must have a track record of high quality funded research and productivity. We seek to hire investigators in the area of cellular and molecular medicine to complement existing strengths, which include but are not limited to stem cells, tissue regeneration, epigenetics, skin cancer, immunology, aging and photomedicine. New recruits will join a highly collaborative environment with outstanding opportunities for collaborations with other basic and translational researchers, as well as for collaborations with dermatologists and clinical researchers. Exceptional facilities, competitive start-up funds, and ongoing operational support are available. Although it is not required, candidates with current NIH funding (such as K08, R01 or equivalent grant support) is preferred.
Please email your CV, a summary of doctoral and post-doctoral research, and a research plan to:
Sewon Kang, MD (
Noxell Professor & Chairman, Department of Dermatology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.
Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Members of all racial, gender and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

Posted August 21, 2015
Research Faculty Position, Department of Dermatology, University of California, San Diego
The Department of Dermatology ( within the School of Medicine at UC, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.  We are currently accepting applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor levels. Applicants should have a Ph.D., M.D. or combined M.D./Ph.D.,  and demonstrated ability to conduct a state of the art research program using modern techniques in molecular biology, cell biology, developmental biology, biochemistry, structural biology, immunology, computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, and/or genomics applied to investigating the biology or diseases of the skin.

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Applicants must submit a CV, cover letter, statement of research, and contact information or letters from 3 referees along with a separate statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity.
For further information please contact:
Richard Gallo, M.D., Ph.D.
POSTED June 15, 2015
Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Department of Dermatology, University of Wisconsin – Madison
The Department of Dermatology at the University of Wisconsin in Madison is recruiting a tenure track research faculty in cutaneous biology. The rank is open and is backed by a generous endowment. The candidate must be board certified in dermatology with an MD or MD/PhD or a PhD with a proven record in cutaneous biology research. The candidate will be expected to establish a federally funded robust research program in skin disease. Currently, six funded investigators conduct various aspects of basic and translational research in skin. The Department has excellent core facilities including NIAMS supported Skin Disease Research Center, one of six in the United States.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and a generous start up package. Madison is rated consistently as one of the best places to live in the United States.  Please submit CV, references and one page research statement to:
Gary S. Wood, MD
Johnson Professor and Chair
Department of Dermatology
University of Wisconsin – Madison

UW Madison is an EEO/AA Employer and has open records laws.
Wisconsin Caregiver Law applies.

Posted June 4, 2015
Novartis: Medical Director Medical Affairs Rheumatology / Dermatology
Do you possess cutting edge experience in drug development and medical affairs, extraordinary leadership competencies, and the perspective needed to develop medical strategy around new Rheumatology/Dermatology medicines?
Come to an industry leader where you will help drive the US Medical strategy for development and marketed products in the Rheumatology/Dermatology Therapeutic Area. The selected candidate will provide critical input into the strategy, development, management, and implementation for Phase IIIB/IV product support studies for Rheumatology/Dermatology programs; will also be involved in providing strategic input for global development programs and registration. The position includes extensive involvement with global development colleagues, marketing and sales, including conduct of field force training, sales material development and review, presentations and leadership of advisory boards, medical communications strategy development and implementation, and meetings with major healthcare providers; with a focus on meeting the needs of a diverse set of stakeholders.
Additional representative responsibilities include the following:
• Provide strategic US Medical input to Global Development on clinical development (Phase II - IV), pre-registration, label extension, pre- and post-market launch strategies, and life cycle management.
• Attend scientific meetings and foster and develop strong relationships with investigators.
• Leverage strong science in the development and launch of commercially viable products utilizing aggressive timelines; integrate scientific rigor, medical need and commercial value into compelling strategies in support of successful registration and marketing.
• Identify and implement high value strategies for product life cycle development and expansion across the entire Novartis portfolio.
• Contribute to the development of new indications for existing products.
• Develop and implement reliable and high-value communication strategies for new and existing products.
• Team responsibilities include U.S. medical affairs support for in-line and pre-launch products, including strategic and tactical planning and design, implementation and timely completion of Phase 4 studies and addressing post-marketing concerns.
• Work in, and enable a positive team environment and interact with global clinical, scientific and marketing teams.
• Prioritize and resource pre-market launches and post-market medical programs.
• Successfully create a bridge between clinical development teams and provide medical expertise to the commercial product development teams.
• U.S. and European travel required. (20-25% annually, up to 40% seasonally).
To apply please visit:
A global healthcare leader, Novartis has one of the most exciting product pipelines in the industry today. A pipeline of innovative medicines brought to life by diverse, talented, performance driven people. All of which makes us one of the most rewarding employers in our field. We're committed to peak performance, improving the quality of life, and embracing and leveraging diverse backgrounds, cultures and talents to achieve competitive advantage. Novartis is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. PRINCIPALS ONLY!
Keywords: medical, physician, doctor, rheumatology, internal medicine, dermatology, MSL, medical science liaison, kol, key opinion leader, investigator, cra, clinical research associate, patient enrollment, brand, drug, trial
Minimum requirements
Position will be filled at level commensurate with experience.
MD or DO degree with 3-5 years of pharmaceutical industry experience in medical affairs is required; Board Certification/Eligibility in Rheumatology, Internal Medicine, or Dermatology is strongly preferred.
• Experience in managing clinical trial conduct for critical care disorders is essential. Rheumatology/Dermatology clinical trial research experience conducted in a pharmaceutical or equivalent environment is strongly desired.
• Firm working knowledge of GCP, scientific and clinical methodology, protocol design, project management and regulatory requirements for clinical studies designated for review by regulatory authorities.
• Medical Affairs and U.S. marketing experience, to include a well-documented history in medical development of rheumatology / dermatology therapeutics and of bridging proactive relationships among product development, clinical development and marketing teams.
• A well-established network within the medical research community that will attract high-caliber professionals into the Novartis organization.
• Proven ability to build productive relationships and teams internally and externally, and the ability to develop high potential subordinates into leadership roles.
• Reputation as an open, available and transparent communicator.
• Strong leadership and organizational skills; demonstrated personnel management capabilities.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.
• Experience leading large projects/organizations.
• Ability to travel (U.S. and European; 20-25% annually).

NEW! Posted June 4, 2015
Allergan + Actavis is recruiting for a Director Medical Scientific Affairs – SkinMedica position, to be located in Irvine, CA. 
On March 17, 2015, Actavis completed the acquisition of Allergan, creating a $23 billion diversified global pharmaceutical company and a leader in a new industry model - Growth Pharma. The combined company is anchored by strong and sustainable brand franchises, a leading global generics business, a premier pipeline, highly efficient operations and an experienced management team creating an unrivaled foundation for long-term growth. Join one of the world’s fastest-growing pharmaceutical companies. The combination of Actavis + Allergan is creating exciting career opportunities across our now larger and stronger global company.  
The Director, Medical Scientific Affairs – SkinMedica develops and maintains professional relationships with internal and external customers. This incumbent provides comprehensive medical and scientific support for SkinMedica product by serving as an internal expert. This individual collaborates with the training team to facilitate the education of Medical Affairs (MA) colleagues and healthcare providers regarding current and future therapies developed and commercialized by SkinMedica. S/he will evaluate and understand key competitor products and works closely with other SkinMedica personnel to ensure information needs of healthcare professionals are met through MA.  Internal stakeholders include MA, Commercial, Training and Education, and Research and Development colleagues.
Key responsibilities include gathering and synthesizing external insights from across MA, developing content and tools to support the tactics of MA teams, collaborating with prioritized therapeutic areas to support the development and implementation of MA strategy and serving as an expert resource to support healthcare professional requests for scientific information related to Allergan products or disease areas. Interfaces with key customers, opinion leaders and assists in the development of key customers to successfully meet the customer’s needs.
The Director, Medical Scientific Affairs develops and maintains strong scientific knowledge of the current competitive landscape and future product entries. This individual serves as internal medical and scientific resource responsible for developing communications and other materials supporting product information. S/he supports the use of SkinMedica products through KOL advocacy development and implementation of peer influence programs. This incumbent, upon request, presents data on SkinMedica products to healthcare professionals including physicians, academic institutions, researchers, and other health care professionals. Upon request, provides approved information to clients to ensure access to current medical and scientific information as necessary. This individual supports Round Table and Advisory Board sessions to ensure accuracy of and clinician access to up-to-date scientific and clinical data. Represents and supports SkinMedica at scientific congresses and/or symposia and prepares daily reports to SkinMedica personnel. S/he must conduct their work activities in compliance with all Allergan internal requirements and with all applicable regulatory requirements. Allergan internal requirements include compliance with ethics, environmental health and safety, financial, human resources, and general business policies, requirements and objectives.
The Director, Medical Scientific Affairs serves as an internal expert in therapeutic skin care and actively supports MA initiatives. Develops content and tools to support MA functional areas.  S/he collaborates with commercial colleagues to contribute to strategy development. This incumbent presents data on SkinMedica products to healthcare professionals including physicians, academic institutions, researchers, and other health care professionals. Upon request, provide appropriate medical and/or scientific information to address the unsolicited questions raised by customers. This individual develops scientific curriculum for training of sales and marketing teams. This incumbent leads scientific product training for new hires, new product launches and refresher trainings using on-site and remote tools. S/he supports research or business development initiatives as requested by SkinMedica R&D, MA and Commercial Departments.  Serve as internal medical and scientific resource to assigned SkinMedica therapeutic areas with respect to planning for and developing communications and other materials on product information. S/he coordinates the gathering external insights from MA functional areas and synthesizes information to present a MA perspective to the broader Allergan organization (e.g. MA, Commercial, R&D).             
A minimum of an Advanced Clinical/Science Degree or professional credentials required (MD, PhD, PharmD, or other equivalent clinical background/experience) and is essential. A minimum of 5 years post professional degree practice or relevant transferable experience (clinical practice, clinical or scientific training, academic research, and regulatory/scientific) is required. A minimum 2 years’ experience in a Medical Affairs organization is preferred. Experience in Medical/Cosmetic Dermatology, Plastic Surgery, Cellular Biology, and/or Facial Aesthetic disciplines strongly desired. Ability to think creatively and conceptually required as is ability to develop and execute key strategies. Strong analytical skills and presentation skills to scientific and non-scientific audiences required. Strong problem resolution skills required. The successful candidate is required to have experience performing research and/or analyzing clinical research data. Experience in medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, plastic surgery or applicable biological science is preferred. Proven ability to develop relationships with physicians and other Healthcare Professionals is required as is proven ability to work effectively in a cross-functional environment. This position is located in Irvine, California and approximately <75% travel schedule is required
Employee Status: Regular
Primary Location: USA-CA-Irvine
Other Locations: United States
Job: Research & Development
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NEW! Posted May 20, 2015
Kimberly Clark, Senior Scientist 150001F4

This Senior Scientist will work closely with fellow scientists, other stakeholders, and subject matter experts to conduct fundamental skin and vaginal research. 
The incumbent will report to a Life Science Manager in Kimberly-Clark’s Corporate Research and Engineering organization and work closely with fellow scientists, other stakeholders, and subject matter experts to conduct fundamental skin and vaginal research. The successful candidate will use this information to identify, develop, and recommend technology options that enable revenue and margin growth for existing and/or new products. Accordingly, this individual will conceive and utilize innovative approaches to address business and technical challenges and establish research projects within broadly defined objectives. The position will be located at either our Research & Engineering office in Neenah, WI or Roswell, GA. 

• Contribute as a team member on large projects and/or lead skin/vaginal research programs within Corporate Research and Engineering’s Life Science organization.
• Collaborate with technical and business leaders, internal and/or external subject matter experts, to recommend and conduct basic and applied research that delivers meaningful skin health and/or vaginal care technologies that enable business aspirations.
• Capable of translating fundamental science and technology through a progression of literature research, in vitro/in silico screening and, as necessary, to clinical studies.
• Protect and promote technologies and products through appropriate use of patents, internal and external publications, conference presentations, and trade secrets. 
• Lead and nurture the scientific development of junior scientists.
Required Qualifications: 
• Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology/Physiology or related field with at least 3 years of relevant industria/corporatel research and development experience. 

• Ability to maintain a safety culture appropriate for a biological laboratory.
• Solid knowledge of epidermal cell biology, physiology, and molecular biology. 
• Expert level laboratory techniques including: mammalian cell culture, co-culture, ex vivo tissue culture, qRT-PCR, micro-array analysis, immunohistochemistry, flow cytometry, ELISA, western blot, microscopy, histology, cell signaling, and cellular transduction.
• Familiarity with leveraging data analytics (i.e. glycomics, proteomics, transcriptomics) 
• Demonstrable initiative to conceive of, and develop compelling recommendations for, new research programs aligned with corporate aspirations/objectives. 
• Evidence of developing and leveraging novel methods, attaining protocol standardization, and performing robust data analysis to deliver results. 
• Demonstrable results collaborating with contract researchers for the conduct of in vitro and in vivo studies.
• Research experience and excellent written communications skills as demonstrated by meaningful peer-reviewed research publications.
• Maintain laboratory records sufficient to document findings and procure intellectual property for discoveries.
• Excellent oral communication skills, well-tailored for diverse audiences, a history of meaningful conference/society presentations, seminars, and posters.
• Proven record of successful results working in multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams
• Solid record of training/mentoring more junior scientists.
• Project management experience.
• Travel up to 25% (domestic and international).

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Experience with technology and patent landscape surveys.
• Knowledge of Consumer Package Goods and technologies related to skin/vaginal care.
• Experience with regulatory requirements for consumer product and medical devices.
• Language skills beyond English are highly valued.
• Community outreach for improving interest and skills towards Science and Math.
The statements above are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. Statements are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities and skills required for this position

Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every day, 1.3 billion people - nearly a quarter of the world's population - trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene, and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, and Depend, Kimberly-Clark holds No.1 or No. 2 share positions in more than 80 countries. With a 135-year history of innovation, we believe in recruiting the best people and putting them in the right jobs so that they can do their best work. If fresh thinking and a passion to win inspire you, come Unleash Your Power at Kimberly-Clark.

Kimberly-Clark is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by law.

To apply, please visit www.careersatkc.comand search/apply for job number 150001F4.

NEW! Posted May 20, 2015

Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Positions in Dermatology Research
Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine
Boston University Department of Dermatology continues to expand its research department.  We are currently seeking scientists with a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree to join our dermatology faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Investigators will receive a 3-4 year generous offer/package to augment their research team capabilities and facilities and explore new ideas.  Boston University offers a competitive salary, benefits and start-up package.  Eligibility requires for the candidate to presently have an active R01 grant or a K99/R00.  The Department is involved in many areas of research, including stem cells, epigenetics, tissue repair/regeneration, neoplasia, immunology, epithelial cell biology, aging research, and/or photobiology.  The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.
Review of applications will begin immediately.  Please send CV and any supporting letter of documentation to:
Vincent Falanga, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Barbara A. Gilchrest Professor of Dermatology
Vice-Chair for Research
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street, J-607
Boston, MA 02118-2515
Boston University continuously strives to be an attractive employer.  Equality and diversity are substantial foundations in all activities at Boston University.
NEW! Posted May 20,2015
Clinical Research Fellowship in Dermatology, MD Anderson
The research fellows participate in a variety of clinical research projects, many of which involve novel drug applications. Fellows receive advanced training in clinical trials design and management, grant processes, and research methodology.  Applicants must have completed at least an internship and  have a Texas license to practice medicine prior to beginning the one year program.  
Most of the fellows have a goal of later pursuing dermatology residency training, but advanced fellows contemplating academic careers are also encouraged to apply. The fellowship director is Madeleine Duvic, MD (  713-745-4615). 
Fellow eligibility and selection
M.D. or D.O. applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited fellowship program in Pathology or Dermatology prior to beginning the Dermatopathology Fellowship. The fellowship follows all institutional policies for resident (fellow) selection, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, national origin, age, or disability. Fellows must meet criteria for licensure or a Physician In-Training (PIT) permit from the Texas Medical Board prior to beginning the program. We prefer applicants from medical schools accredited by LCME. Accepted candidates are expected to meet criteria to take the certification examination in dermatopathology given by the American Boards of Dermatology and Pathology, outlined in detail on their websites.
Typically applicants with USMLE part I scores above 220 are given priority, but there is no set standard other than a passing score. Other criteria that are considered include dean’s letter, letters of reference, CV, personal statement, medical school activities, extracurricular activities, perceived potential for excellence in private practice or in academia, advanced training, past research experience, publications, presentations, diversity considerations, disadvantaged background, class rank, and AOA election. We have no set formula for calculating the relative importance of these criteria.

To apply to our program for August 2015 positions, simply send an updated curriculum vitae by e-mail to Irene Morales. You may also submit a personal statement and letters of recommendation if you wish, but these are optional for initial screening. We will require further information only from those candidates we are considering for interview, to make sure they meet requirements of our institution, licensing and certifying boards, etc.
Irene Morales
Residency Coordinator
Department of Dermatology
6655 Travis St, Suite 980
Houston, TX 77030

Faculty Member. Department of Dermatology 

University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Dermatology of the University of California at San Francisco is seeking to appoint a new faculty member. The Department of Dermatology at the University of California, San Francisco is conducting a search for an academic medical dermatologist at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The position will focus on complex medical dermatology work with the goal of integrating inpatient ward services at San Francisco General Hospital, Mission Bay and Moffitt-Long Hospitals. The opportunity also includes outpatient clinics in which the candidate will be involved with direct teaching of residents and medical students. The primary site of work will be San Francisco General Hospital.  Applicants with specific training and academic interest in complex medical and inpatient dermatology are encouraged to apply.  Applicants with prior experience in academic settings will be preferentially considered.


The chosen candidate must be board certified in Dermatology with expertise in Medical Dermatology and the care of complicated hospitalized patients with Dermatological and autoimmune diseases.  Specialize in administering systemic agents in patients with complex Dermatologic conditions in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

Candidates are required to hold a MD, or MD/PhD degree, and to have demonstrated achievement in their field.  
Applicants should submit her/his curriculum vitae, a cover letter, a 1-2 page summary of research accomplishments, a 1-2 page perspective on future research plans, a 1-2 page statement of teaching, and 3-5 reprints of major publications, and 3-5 letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: May 31, 2015.

Please apply online at
UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. UCSF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 


Chair, Dermatology

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Roswell Park Cancer Institute, one of the nation's top ranked hospitals for cancer, has retained Cejka Executive Search to lead the recruitment for the new Chair of the Department of Dermatology. Located in Buffalo, New York, Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) is an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center and is a recognized leader in surgical robotics, vitamin D research, immunotherapy and vaccine therapy, tumor microenvironment and cancer prevention, and the development and testing of new agents and technology. 

Reporting to the President and CEO of RPCI, the Chair, Department of Dermatology serves as the leader for clinical, educational, research, professional, and administrative activities for the Department. The Chairperson will bring a dynamic energy to the Institute increasing scientific collaboration in basic, translational and clinical research; develop a robust clinical dermatology service including Mohs surgery and in-patient consultation service; and develop an outreach strategy to position Roswell Park to be the region's premier provider of oncologic dermatology service. The Institute is committed to building a world class cutaneous oncology program with a significant allocation of appropriate resources including additional scientists with physician investigators, laboratory space, support personnel and equipment as needed. 

Successful candidates will bring strong basic, translational and/or clinical research expertise in the field of dermatology as a clinician, researcher and educator, preferably for an NCI designated cancer center or a nationally recognized academic medical center. 

This position requires an M.D. or M.D./PhD degree, certification by the American Board of Dermatology and eligibility to obtain a license to practice medicine in the State of New York. ID#154811

Application Deadline Date: June 30, 2015

Qualified candidates should contact and submit their resume/CV to:

Deedra Hartung
Senior EVP, Managing Principal
Cejka Executive Search 
4 City Place Dr., Ste. 300 
St. Louis, MO 63141 
Phone: 800.209.8143 


NEW! (posted 4.21.15)
Associate Scientific Director, Translational Immunology (to be located in La Jolla, CA)

Janssen Research & Development, LLC., a Johnson and Johnson Company 

Janssen Research & Development, L.L.C. develops treatments that improve the health and lifestyles of people worldwide. Research and development areas encompass novel targets in neurologic disorders, gastroenterology, oncology, infectious disease, diabetes, hematology, metabolic disorders, immunologic disorders, and reproductive medicine. We have produced and marketed many first-in-class prescription medications and are poised to serve the broad needs of the healthcare market – from patients to practitioners, from clinics to hospitals. For more about Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., one of the Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, visit
Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion, Janssen Research & Development, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
The Associate Scientific Director will be responsible for development and implementation of the Translational Immunology strategy to understand early stages of psoriasis pathogenesis, and for development of therapeutics to disrupt these mechanisms.

This individual will develop the scientific strategy to understand immunological mechanisms driving early disease progression to chronic plaque psoriasis in at-risk subjects, applying knowledge on predisposition, triggers and factors influencing progression to chronic autoimmune diseases. S/he will oversee external and internal projects to validate and implement appropriate cutting-edge immunological platforms, technologies and functional assays,in human disease-relevant cells and tissues, to understand and thus disrupt disease pathogenesis.  Execution of the strategy will require close collaboration with internal and external partners, CROs, academic institutions and consortia.
The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or MD/PhD in Immunology, Dermatology or Clinical Pharmacology, with post-doctoral experience, and a strong publication record.
A minimum of 6-12 years’ experience, from either academia or pharmaceutical industry, in translational immunology of human autoimmune diseases, preferably psoriasis or other skin diseases, and experience in initiation and scientific management of external collaborations, are required. A strong background in basic research to understand the pathophysiological processes underlying complex autoimmune diseases, such as analysis of T cell repertoires and antigen presentation in tolerance and autoimmunity, would be preferred, as well as specific knowledge of translational platforms and assays to analyze immunopathology, particularly in skin.
Demonstrated competence for project leadership, collaboration and/or matrixed people management is required. Strong communication and influencing skills, and the ability to establish and maintain good relationships with internal and external partners, including multidisciplinary global teams, academic institutions, consortia and CROs, are required.  The position is located in La Jolla, CA and may require <20% travel.
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Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please apply online at:

Medical Director/Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development- Dermatology/Stiefel
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is one of the world’s leading research-based pharmaceutical companies. Our powerful combination of skills and resources provide the platform for delivering strong growth and the platform for responding quickly to the rapidly changing global healthcare environment.  We are a science-led global healthcare company that researches and develops a broad range of innovative products in three primary areas of Pharmaceuticals, Vaccines and Consumer Healthcare. We have a significant global presence with commercial operations in more than 150 markets, a network of 86 manufacturing sites in 36 countries and large R&D centers in the UK, USA, Spain, Belgium and China. Stiefel is a global leader in the field of dermatology and was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2009.  Stiefel is renowned for its more than 165-year legacy of innovation in the field of skin health, utilizing a combination of expertise, enthusiasm and imagination to deliver the highest quality, most effective prescription and over-the-counter skin care products available.
This position reports to the Vice President Global Clinical Development for R & D Dermatology.  The Medical Director/Senior Medical Director has Physician Project Leader (PPL) role accountabilities at Stiefel and will be responsible for providing leadership and guidance on clinical development programs. The role includes responsibility for steering the scientific and clinical strategy for dermatology assets in early discovery through approval, as well as providing technical expertise to the organization in the areas of patient safety, clinical research, and scientific communications.  This position requires strong technical, strategic, organizational and communication skills.
Basic qualifications:
This position requires a M.D. with post-graduate training in medical specialty, preferably in dermatology. Experience in clinical drug development is essential for this position.
Preferred qualifications:
Successful candidates will have demonstrated clinical research and drug development experience in the dermatology therapeutic area within the pharmaceutical industry. Depending on the level of experience, the position may be assigned at the Medical Director or Senior Medical Director equivalent in GSK.
Application Deadline Date:Open until filled.
Location: Upper Providence (Collegeville), Pennsylvania
For more information, please contact


Postdoctoral Research Fellow 

Shriners Hospitals for Children and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available in the Research Dept. at the Shriners Hospitals for Children, and the Dept. of Surgery at the University of Cincinnati. The position is offered in the laboratories of Steven Boyce, PhD (, and Dorothy Supp, PhD. The fellow will join our continuing program to develop engineered skin substitutes with hair follicles and sebaceous glands. The position will be supported for an initial period extending through December, 2017.

The successful candidate will isolate keratinocytes, fibroblasts, dermal papilla cells and/or sebocytes from human skin tissue, expand them in culture, prepare engineered skin constructs of novel compositions, and evaluate both microscopic anatomy (immunohistochemistry, image analysis) and molecular gene expression (qPCR, microarray, RNA-seq, western blots) by a variety of standard methods. Constructs will be transplanted to murine models for quantification of hair follicle neogenesis and trichogenesis, together with molecular analyses.
A working knowledge of the cell biological and biochemical analyses of cutaneous parenchymal cells (keratinocytes, fibroblasts, melanocytes, dermal papilla cells) is required. Further, the preferred candidate will have extensive experience in primary isolation of skin cells of multiple types. Candidates with experience in developmental mechanisms of human hair will be given special consideration.

Minimum Requirements:

• PhD in Cell Biology, Developmental Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields; or MD in Dermatology, Plastic Surgery or related disciplines.
• Minimum of 3 years research experience in cell biology.
• Prior successful working experience using a wide range of cellular biology techniques and protein biochemistry techniques.
• Experience in keratinocyte and fibroblast cell culture.
• Comfortable and experienced using mice as a model system.
• Excellent communication skills and fluency in the English language.
• The ability to work independently in the research laboratory, manage data and make reports.

Salary range is commensurate with skills and experience.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their CV by email, along with the names and contact information of three references, to:

Steven Boyce, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Surgery
University of Cincinnati
Senior Investigator
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Cincinnati, OH 45229

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of California, Irvine

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Developmental and Cell Biology at the University of California, Irvine. The position is offered in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Atwood ( The fellow will join our efforts to interrogate how skin and hair follicle stem cells maintain their pluripotency. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree, a minimum of two years research experience in stem cell biology, proficient in using the English language, well-organized, and highly motivated. Candidates with experience in stem cell culture (ESC or iPSC) will be given special consideration.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience using bioinformatic techniques.
• Comfortable using the mouse as a model system.
• Ability to work independently within the research laboratory.
• Publication record in stem cell biology or skin and hair follicle development.

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names and contact information of three references, to:
Scott Atwood, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Developmental and Cell Biology
University of California, Irvine


Postdoctoral Fellow 

University of Colorado School of Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Dermatology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The position is offered in the laboratories of Drs. Peter J. Koch and Maranke Koster (, ). The fellow will join our efforts to develop 
human cell-based disease models for inherited skin disorders (ectodermal dysplasias) using stem cell (iPSC) technology. The position will initially be offered for a period of 2 years.

The successful candidate will optimize existing methods to generate keratinocytes from patient-derived iPS cells. 2D and 3D cultures of these keratinocytes will then be used to analyze disease mechanisms. Standard procedures in cell biology (e.g. proliferation, migration, cell-cell adhesion, cell-ECM adhesion), biochemistry (e.g. Western blotting, immunoprecipitation) and transcriptome analysis will be employed.

A working knowledge of the cell biological and biochemical analysis of keratinocytes is required. Further, the successful candidate will have extensive experience in primary keratinocyte culture. Candidates with experience in stem cell culture (ESC or iPSC) will be given special consideration.

Minimum Requirements:
• PhD in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, or similar fields.
• Minimum of 3 years research experience in a cell biology
• Prior successful working experience using a wide range of cellular biology techniques and protein biochemistry techniques.
• Experience in keratinocyte cell culture
• Comfortable using mice as a model system
• Excellent communication skills using the English language.
• The ability to work independently within the research laboratory.

Salary range is commensurate with skills and experience. 

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

For more information, please contact or

Stanford University Cutaneous Lymphoma Fellowship Program

The Department of Dermatology at Stanford University Medical Center is offering a 1-2 year fellowship in Cutaneous Lymphoma. This position will provide a unique, broad experience in Cutaneous Lymphoma with leadership roles in patient care, clinical trials and various research projects. The fellow will also collaborate with Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology and the Blood and Marrow Transplant program. Graduates from U.S. accredited medical schools are eligible to apply. Preference will be given to those who have completed a residency in internal medicine or dermatology and have an interest in an academic career. Applicants who have completed their internship year and have yet to undergo a formal residency are also encouraged to apply. 

The required items are as follows:

• USMLE transcripts (e.g. Steps: 1, 2 CK, 2 CS and 3)
• Medical school transcript
• Three strong letters of recommendation 
• Most recent Curriculum Vitae

Applicants should send a brief statement of their interests and career goals with the requirements listed above to:
Youn Kim, MD

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Selected candidates will be invited to submit a formal application thereafter. For more information on the Cutaneous Lymphoma program, please see our website at:


Cholinergic regulation of cutaneous immune and injury responses

Loyola University Chicago, Health Sciences Division 
Department of Surgery
Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Position Type: Postdoctoral Position at an Academic Institution 

My laboratory is looking for an ambitious post-doctoral fellow to conduct cutting-edge research focused on basic and clinical neuroimmunology in the skin. Applicants would be expected to start in November/December of 2014. Applicants must be proficient in English, well-organized, and possess a genuine interest in scientific inquiry. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree. One position is available with full financial support.
Preferred Qualifications:

a. Familiarity with more than one of the following: keratinocyte biology, immunology, skin infection, mouse models, molecular/biochemical techniques.

b. Publication record in skin disease, immunology, wound healing, or keratinocyte biology.
Interested candidates should submit their CV, along with the names of three references, to:
Katherine A. Radek, PhD
Loyola University Chicago
Health Sciences Division
Department of Surgery
Burn and Shock Trauma Research Institute
Building 110, Room 4237
2160 S. 1st Avenue
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: 708-327-2360
Fax: 708-327-2813


Immune Mechanisms of Wound Healing

The George Washington University
Washington, DC

Application Deadline Date: Open until filled.

Position Type: 
• Postdoctoral Position outside the NIH 

Position Description: 
A highly motivated and enthusiastic post-doctoral fellow interested in using a combination of human tissues and animal models to study the mechanisms of wound healing is needed to support Dr. Shanmugam’s research program. Our work investigates the interplay of the host immune response and the wound bed micro biome in patients with chronic wounds. We believe in innovative, multi-disciplinary and question-driven science, and promote an atmosphere of open communication and collaboration inside and outside the lab. Graduate experience in one or more of the following is required (keratinocyte biology, human genetics, immunology, biochemistry, nude mouse models), but there will be numerous opportunities for training to complement current skills. A history of publication in keratinocyte or skin biology, immunology or human genetics is preferred.
Desired Qualifications:
Familiarity with one or more of the following: keratinocyte biology, immunology, biochemistry, nude mouse xenograft models, human genetics.
History of publication in wound healing, immunology or keratinocyte biology
Job Duties:
1.    Plan and conduct research experiments, perform cell cultures, quantitative PCR, Western blot, animal surgeries.
2.    Performs microscopy, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, flow cytometry
3.    Collects and analyzes data
4.    Assures safe laboratory practice and cleanliness, supervises research assistants and students.
5.    Performs other related duties as assigned.
Please submit application to Dr. Victoria Shanmugam on the George Washington University jobs website:


Assistant Professor and Associate Professor Positions in Dermatology Research

Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
We are currently seeking scientists with a Ph.D., M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree to join our Dermatology faculty at the Assistant or Associate Professor level.  Investigators will receive a 3-4 year offer/package to augment their research team capabilities and facilities and explore new ideas.  Eligibility requires for the candidate to presently have an active R01 grant.  Preference will be given to candidates whose focus is in stem cells, tissue repair/regeneration, neoplasia, immunology, epithelial cell biology, aging research, and/or photobiology. 
Please send CV and any supporting letter of documentation to:
Vincent Falanga, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The Barbara A. Gilchrest Professor of Dermatology
Vice-Chair for Research
Professor of Biochemistry
Department of Dermatology
Boston University School of Medicine
609 Albany Street, J-607
Boston, MA 02118-2515