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Multiple Faculty Positions in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University invites applicants for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at all levels with particular emphasis on the application of modern synthetic organic chemistry to the design of drugs and/or modulators for biological targets.

The Department offers a unique multidisciplinary environment with synergistic strengths in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, pharmacology, and drug discovery.  Purdue University has notable strengths and resources in analytical methods, nanotechnology, structural biology, and computation through the Bindley Bioscience and Birck Nanotechnology Centers in Discovery Park, the Markey Center for Structural Biology and the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing.  Additional significant resources are available through the Purdue Center for Cancer Research and the newly founded Purdue University Center for Drug Discovery, which in conjunction with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute provides a seamless path for drug development. Student recruiting opportunities through the Department as well as through the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program (PULSe) offer substantial potential for building a productive research group.

Candidates must have a Ph. D. degree or terminal doctorate (e.g. D.Sc.) in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or a related scientific field and relevant post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and/or maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program and will participate in undergraduate, pharmacy, and graduate education/teaching. A complete position description and link to the application process can be found at

Applications should consist of 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vita, 3) a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, and 4) a summary of planned and/or ongoing research. These materials should be submitted electronically at  If you have questions about uploading documents or the search please contact Barb Mullenberg at  For technical assistance, please email

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2015 and will continue until the positions are filled.  Applications will be held in confidence until the interview phase of the process, and applicants’ permission to contact references prior to that time will be obtained. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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