Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Cancer Biology

Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant professor in the area of Cancer Biology. The search is offered by the department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP) (https://www.mcmp.purdue.edu/welcome) in conjunction with NCI-designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research (https://www.purdue.edu/cancer-research/). Successful applicants should demonstrate strong potential to build an externally funded research program with a mechanistic focus on signal transduction, epigenetic, genomic, systems biology, or immune-based strategies to identify new therapeutic strategies.

 

Extensive opportunities for collaboration exist within the cancer center and across the Purdue campuses. The MCMP department is within the Purdue College of Pharmacy and presents a unique multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with synergistic strengths in both biology and chemistry. These opportunities are enhanced by a highly interactive community of scientists within the Colleges of Science, Agriculture, Veterinary Medicine, Health and Human Sciences, and Engineering. In addition to cancer, other focuses of the MCMP department include neuroscience and infectious disease. As such, the department also contributes significantly to the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery.

 

Purdue University has recently invested $250 million in the life sciences (https://www.purdue.edu/research/life-sciences/) and offers state-of-the-art facilities for transgenic animals, microscopy, small animal imaging, and flow cytometry/sorting. Additional core facilities for genomic sequencing, proteomics, and metabolomics are supported by cancer center sponsored bioinformatics (https://apps.cancer.iu.edu/bioinformatics/?p=about). World class facilities for CryoEM, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and chemical genomics are also offered on campus. Faculty have the opportunity to train graduate students from the departmental and university-wide interdisciplinary programs. Highly competitive salary, start-up funds, and a generous laboratory space in the cancer center will be provided.

 

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a relevant scientific discipline and relevant post-doctoral experience. In addition to establishing a strong extramurally-funded research program, the successful candidate will participate in teaching undergraduate, graduate, pharmacy, and/or medical education programs.

 

Purdue University’s MCMP department is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. As such candidates should address at least one of these areas in a one-page Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Complete applications should also contain a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a three-page summary of ongoing and planned research, and a one-page teaching statement. Applications should be submitted electronically to https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/21407/. For questions about the position please contact Mike Wendt, Chair, Cancer Biology Search Committee at mwendt@purdue.edu. For technical assistance, please email careers@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until November 1st, 2022. Applications will be held in confidence until the interview phase of the process, and the 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 EOE/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women,individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Faculty Position in Translational Neuroscience

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP) at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor in TRANSLATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE. Candidates with interests in solving major problems relevant to neuropharmacology, neurologic disorders, and/or neurotherapeutics are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with expertise and interests in applying innovative approaches at the forefront of neuroscience, including but not limited to small molecule-protein chimeras (e.g., PROTAC), neurocircuitry modulation (e.g., chemogenetics, optogenetics), gene therapy (e.g., CRISPRa/i, prime/base editing, antisense oligonucleotides, viral/non-viral gene delivery), and neuro-immunotherapy (e.g., CAR-T, CAR-M), are of particular interest. Current neuroscience research areas in the Department include addiction, neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease), neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g., autism, seizure disorders), pain, and traumatic brain injury. The successful applicant will be offered affiliation with Purdue’s Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), established as part of the University’s strategic investment in the Life Sciences.

 

Housed in Purdue’s College of Pharmacy, the Department of MCMP offers a unique multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with synergistic strengths in molecular pharmacology, neuroscience, cancer biology, immunology/infectious diseases, chemical biology, drug design, systems biology, and computational chemistry (website: https://www.mcmp.purdue.edu/). Extensive opportunities for collaboration also exist within a vibrant community of scientists in the Colleges of Agriculture, Engineering, Health and Human Sciences, Science, and Veterinary Medicine. The Department is also highly engaged in collaborative research initiatives led by the Life Sciences Institutes, including PIIN, the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D), the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery (PIDD), the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR), and the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE).

 

Purdue University offers state-of-the-art facilities for transgenic animal development, animal behavior analysis, cell engineering/iPSC technologies, microscopy, flow cytometry/cell sorting, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. The campus also has world-class facilities for cryo-EM, NMR, X-ray crystallography, and chemical genomics. Graduate Student recruitment opportunities through the Department of MCMP and the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Science (PULSe) program offer an exceptional environment for building a productive research career. The successful applicant will receive a highly competitive salary and start-up package, as well as generous laboratory space.

 

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in a scientific discipline relevant to molecular neuroscience (e.g., Pharmacology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physiology), as well as relevant post-doctoral experience. In addition to establishing a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program, the successful applicant will participate in teaching in the College’s undergraduate, graduate, and/or Pharm.D. programs.

 

Applications should be submitted electronically to https://careers.purdue.edu/job-invite/21468/ as a single PDF file containing a cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, a three-page summary of ongoing and planned research, a one-page teaching statement, and a Diversity and Inclusion Statement. The Department of MCMP is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction, and engagement. As such, the Diversity and Inclusion Statement should address at least one of these areas in describing the candidate’s past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion. Please direct inquiries regarding this position or application requirements to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Chris Rochet (jrochet@purdue.edu). For technical assistance, please email careers@purdue.edu. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

 

Purdue University is an EOE/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans, are encouraged to apply.

 

Post-Doctorate position in synthetic organic chemistry

The laboratory of Professor Vincent Jo Davisson in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University, USA is soliciting outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral associate position. The candidate will work on an exciting project to discover and develop host-targeted antiviral agents.

The investigator laboratory has a long track record of highly interdisciplinary research with many contributions on new approaches in drug discovery and development for applications in cancers and infectious diseases. The NIH-funded antiviral project team has broad expertise in drug design, mechanism of action studies, in vivo animal models, and structural biology of multiprotein complexes. A postdoctoral associate is expected to play a key role on the team through the design and synthesis of new chemical entities that can be advanced as drug lead candidates. An example publication from this project can be found at:  https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6387451/.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry with a desired focus in medicinal chemistry and/or natural products. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required to work effectively in the team environment. A willingness to acquire and/or further skills in drug design, and the divergent methods of chemical biology, including bioinformatic and chemoinformatic approaches will be considered a strength.

The environment at Purdue is highly synergistic with the research efforts with the laboratory focus. Participation in seminar programs are widely available. The drug discovery efforts at Purdue are supported by the Drug Discovery Institute, Purdue Center for Cancer Research, the Bindley Bioscience Center, and the Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease. Along with the home department, the Center and Institutes provide outstanding infrastructure and facilities to conduct a broad range of experimental and computational sciences including state-of-art instrumentation for biophysical analysis of drug targets, cell analysis and proteomic tools, and high throughput screening. Please refer to the respective websites for each of the facility descriptions.

The academic and summary salary will be funded at $47,500 and includes all eligible University benefits including health insurance. To apply for this positon, please go to:

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