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Junior, Assistant, Associate, or Full Specialist (Director of Pharmaceutical Innovation and Facility Planning) (#73358) Position Description

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The application collection portion of the recruitment for this position vacancy has concluded.

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, College of Pharmacy, 11-month, non-tenure track, full-time position, special funds, to begin approximately January 2013, pending position clearance and availability of funding. Renewal of appointment dependent upon availability of funding, performance and program needs.


Develop and present coursework at the graduate (PhD) and professional (PharmD) levels. Develop and maintain an active laboratory research program in the pharmaceutical sciences and/or related disciplines. Plan, design and coordinate the overall transfer of new technologies into the College of Pharmacy (CoP). In coordination with UH Hilo Facilities Planning and Construction Office (FPCO), assure that all physical facilities are suitably designed and equipped to enable incorporation of selected technologies. Develop master facility plans consistent with CoP needs and budgetary constraints, and obtain required FPCO plan review and approval. In coordination with FPCO, prepare related capital plans and obtain all necessary FPCO plan approvals. Act as a liaison between FPCO, facility project/construction management and the Dean of the College of Pharmacy. Serve as primary CoP legislative liaison for physical plant and outreach program funding; develop and present testimony; and provide timely updates as required. Establish relationships and serve as primary CoP point of contact with local and regional ethnobotanical, native healing, and other cultural organizations, including hula halau, to foster awareness and cooperation toward initiatives in the culturally appropriate research utilization of native terrestrial and marine resources. Serve as primary CoP point of contact with agricultural import/export regulatory and land management agencies, including: State Departments of Agriculture, Health, and Land and Natural Resources; and Federal Departments of Agriculture, Interior, Commerce, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Assist in facilitating joint degree programs with other units in the University of Hawaiʻi (UH) system.

Minimum Qualifications

Junior Specialist: Master’s degree (M.S. or M.A.) in a health-related field or natural sciences field from a college or university of recognized standing, or terminal pharmacy degree (B.S. or Pharm.D.), and at least one year experience as an assistant or successful practice in appropriate fields or its equivalent. Assistant Specialist: Same as Junior Specialist with additional 30 credits of graduate study from a college or university of recognized standing and in a field relevant to the position and at least three years related experience at Junior Specialist level or equivalent. Associate Specialist: Doctorate in a health-related field, terminal pharmacy degree, or natural sciences field from a college or university of recognized standing. At least four years of experience at the Assistant Specialist rank with demonstrated increasing professional maturity, including at least two years of experience directly related to the current job assignment. Demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities and ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and administrators as necessary. Specialist: Same as Associate Specialist, with at least four years related experience at Associate rank with demonstrated increasing professional maturity including demonstrated ability to plan and organize assigned activities and proven ability to conduct research or to carry out independently major projects of importance to the University and the community.

Desirable Qualifications

Experience with pharmaceutical research and development operations; demonstrated success in managing and overseeing facility renovation and construction; demonstrated ability to manage large, complex operations; team building experience. Knowledge and experience with the responsible and sustainable utilization of natural resources for research purposes.

Pay Range

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Applications (How to Apply)

Submit a letter of application stating clearly the position being applied for, the position number, and addressing how the minimum and desirable qualifications are met; resume; transcripts (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required at the time of hire); and the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three (3) current professional references. All requested documents/information become the property of the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Failure to submit all required documents shall deem an application to be incomplete. Application address: UH Hilo College of Pharmacy, Attn: Kristi Kaniho/#73358, 200 W. Kawili Street, Hilo, HI 96720. Electronic submissions are welcomed. Each page of the required documents should include your name. Send email with “Pos. No. 73358-Pharmaceutical Innovation/Facility Planning” as subject and addressed to

Inquiries (General)

Dr. Edward Fisher, Search Committee Chair, 808-933-2865;

Please refer to position #73358 when making inquiries.

Application Deadline

Continuous recruitment, application review begins November 21, 2012.

Important Information

The official advertisement can be found at Work At UH.

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