Children's Mercy KC

Section Chief, Quantitative Pharmacology

Requisition Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(6/30/2022 1:43 PM)
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Do you envision finding a meaningful role with an inclusive and compassionate team? At Children’s Mercy, we believe in making a difference in the lives of all children and shining a light of hope to the patients and families we serve. Our employees make the difference, which is why we have been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a top pediatric hospital, for eleven consecutive years.


Children’s Mercy is in the heart of Kansas City – a metro abounding in cultural experiences, vibrant communities and thriving businesses. This is where our patients and families live, work and play. This is a community that has embraced our hospital and we strive to say thanks by giving back. As a leader in children’s health, we engage in meaningful programs and partnerships throughout the region so that we can improve the lives of children beyond the walls of our hospital.


Section Chief, Quantitative Pharmacology

Assistant/Associate Professor, Pharmacokinetic Modeling & Simulation

Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Innovation

Department of Pediatrics

Children’s Mercy Kansas City


The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City seeks an individual with expertise in quantitative pharmacology to join the Division of Clinical Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Innovation and become an integral member of a multi-disciplinary team leading initiatives related to model-informed precision dosing across several pediatric subspecialties.  This candidate will be recruited to build and lead a new Section of Quantitative Pharmacology within our well established and respected program. Candidates for this position may come from an academic program, or from an industry or regulatory environment and wish to explore research in a clinical and translational academic environment committed to improving clinical care for children.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to work in a dynamic environment where intellectual curiosity and critical thinking are expected, encouraged, and highly valued. 

To build the Section of Quantitative Pharmacology this leader will be charged with recruiting a junior faculty member, mentoring post-doctoral trainees, developing a graduate training program, and fostering collaborations with University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Pharmacy.  The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in population PK or PBPK approaches and working knowledge of the other, with proficiency in software platforms such as NONMEM, Phoenix WinNonlin, Simcyp, PKsim, GastroPlus, Matlab or R.  Responsibilities include mathematical modeling/quantitative analysis of existing PK/PD datasets, exercising creativity to develop new approaches when existing tools prove inadequate for the data challenge, and contributing to the design of studies to validate and refine the initial models; opportunities to develop an independent research program also exists.  Educating the next generation of pediatric clinical pharmacologists within the Children’s Mercy T32 NICHD Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology fellowship program on topics related to Applied Pharmacokinetics and Advanced PKPD modelling is expected.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD in a Pharmaceutical Science and a minimum five years’ experience related to the design, implementation and interpretation of preclinical or clinical pharmacokinetic study data, pharmacometrics, or modeling and simulation in the context of in vitro drug metabolism or transporter studies and in vivo PK studies. Individuals with PharmD or MD degrees and specialty training in clinical pharmacology and pharmacometrics may also be considered.  In addition to their curiosity, critical thinking skills, self-motivation and independence, qualified candidates will also be characterized by their expertise in data visualization for clearly articulating complex ideas to team members and audiences with less content-related expertise.  Additional desirable skills include experience with analysis of high throughput data (e.g., metabolomic, proteomic) and programming experience (e.g., Java, Python). Previous leadership experience and ability to attract external funding is preferred, but not required.  Anticipated start date is October 2022, but is negotiable by mutual agreement with the successful candidate.

At Children’s Mercy, we are committed to ensuring that everyone feels welcomed within our walls. A successful candidate for this position will join us as we strive to create a workplace that reflects the community we serve, as well as our core values of kindness, curiosity, inclusion, team and integrity.


Children’s Mercy Kansas City is an independent, non-profit, 390-bed pediatric health system, providing over half a million patient encounters each year for children from across the country. Children’s Mercy is ranked by U.S. News & World Report in nine specialties. We have received Magnet® recognition five times for excellence in nursing services. In affiliation with the University of Missouri-Kansas City and the University of Kansas, our faculty of nearly 800 pediatric specialists and researchers are actively involved in clinical care, pediatric research and educating the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists.


The Children’s Mercy Research Institute (CMRI) integrates research and clinical care with nationally recognized expertise in genomic medicine, precision therapeutics, population health and health care innovation. In 2021, the CMRI moved into a nine story, 375,000 square foot space emphasizing a translational approach to research in which clinicians and researchers work together to accelerate the pace of discovery that enhances care. We invite you to visit Children’s Mercy Hospital virtually at


For more information about Children’s Mercy Kansas City and about Kansas City itself, visit


Kansas City is a thriving cultural and economic city with more than 2 million residents. Our city’s long list of attractions includes world class museums, a vibrant arts scene, professional sports, superb shopping, great jazz clubs, and the best places to enjoy barbeque! The city offers low cost-of-living, excellent commute times, and a vibrant downtown, eight-block dining, entertainment and shopping district.  Kansas City offers excellent opportunities for both public and private school venues and is home to several colleges and universities. It’s a community with a heart – friendly, easy-going and forward-thinking – a great place to live and pursue a career. For more information about activities in Kansas City go to


Additionally, it’s important to us that we remain transparent with all potential job candidates. Because we value the safety of the patients and families we serve, as well as the Children’s Mercy staff, we want to let you know that the seasonal influenza and COVID-19 vaccines are a condition of employment for all employees in our organization. New employees must be willing to be vaccinated if found non-immune to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) and chicken pox (varicella) and/or without evidence of tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination since 2005. If you become a finalist for this position, and have any concerns about receiving these vaccines, medical and/or religious exemptions can be further discussed with Human Resources.

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Children’s Mercy hires individuals based on their job skills, expertise and ability to maintain professional relationships with fellow employees, patients, parents and visitors. A personal interview, formal education and training, previous work experience, references and a criminal background investigation all are factors used to select the best candidates. The hospital does not discriminate against prospective or current employees based on the race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, creed, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry or veteran status. A drug screen will be performed upon hire. Children’s Mercy is smoke and tobacco free.


Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

CM is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. Our patients and families come from all walks of life, and so do we. We know that our greatest strengths come from the people who make up our team so we hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it’s the right thing to do, but because it makes our hospital stronger and our patient care more compassionate.

If you share our values and our enthusiasm for service, you will find a home at CM. In recruiting for our team, we welcome the unique contributions that you can bring, including education, ideas, culture, ethnicity, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, languages spoken, veteran status, color, religion, disability and beliefs.



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