Kathleen M. Job, PhD


  • English

Academic Information

  • Departments: Pediatrics - Visiting Instructor
  • Divisions: Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Clinical Pharmacology

Academic Office Information

  • 801-213-3972
  • Williams Building
    295 Chipeta Way
    Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

I am a board-accredited clinical pharmacologist and a trained bioengineer with over a decade of bench and clinical research experience. In the last 5 years I have consulted, designed, assisted and/or investigated over 30 diverse drug and device clinical research studies. My clinical research interests involve understanding appropriate drug dosing in the children and pregnant women with additional long-term disease complications. My bachelor’s work investigated the methionine aminopeptidase (a metalloprotease involved in tumor growth), and my doctoral work involved characterization of the lung microvascular glycocalyx, providing important information on inflammation for future polymer targeting. I am currently an investigator in several ongoing studies investigating appropriate dosing and determination of bioequivalence in special populations. These studies include examination of tacrolimus dosing in a pediatric population after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation, determination of bioequivalence of long-acting injectables in populations that include prostate cancer, investigation of generic immunosuppressants in pediatric transplant populations, and investigation of antibiotic use in patients with complicating illnesses.

Research Statement

Dr. Kathleen Job is currently a Visiting Lecturer with the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. She earned her PhD at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah in Bioengineering. She then completed two years of postdoctoral training in Clinical Pharmacology also at The University of Utah. She received board accrediation from the American Board of Clinical Pharmacology in 2018. Dr. Job has experience in the design of both drug and device clinical trials in diverse populations.

Dr. Job's areas of clinical research expertise include the use of drugs and devices in special populations. She has a diverse and comprehensive skill set that makes her unique. Dr. Job's research is focused on understanding and optimizing care in our most vulnerable populations.

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Fellowship University of Utah
Clinical Pharmacology
Postdoctoral Fellow
Doctoral Training University of Utah
Undergraduate Utah State University
Undergraduate Utah State University

Selected Publications

Journal Article

  1. Becker SM, Job KM, Lima K, Forbes TJ, Wagstaff J, Tran NK, Sherwin CM, Nelson DS, Johnson MD, Rower JE (2018). Prospective study of serum and ionized magnesium pharmacokinetics in the treatment of children with severe acute asthma. Eur J Clin Pharmacol, 75(1), 59-66.


  1. Illamola SM, Amaeze OU, Krepkova LV, Birnbaum AK, Karanam A, Job KM, Bortnikova VV, Sherwin CMT, and Enioutina EY (2020). Use of Herbal Medicine by Pregnant Women: What Physicians Need to Know. [Review]. Front Pharmacol, 10(1483), 1-16.