Employment Opportunities

Faculty Position in Cancer Biology

The department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP) in conjunction with the NCI designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research invites applications for a TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITION at all ranks. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with strong programs in Cancer Biology that complement the existing stregnths in MCMP and the Cancer Center.

The department offers a unique multidisciplinary and collaborative environment with synergistic strengths in both chemistry and biology, spanning a wide range of topics including signal transduction, epigenetics, macromolecule structure and function, structural and computation biology, molecular pharmacology, systems biology, chemical biology, medicinal chemistry and drug discovery. In addition to the cancer center the MCMP department also contributes significantly to the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience, the Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease, and the Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery.

Purdue University is investing more than $250 million in the life sciences over the next five years and offers state-of-the-art facilities for transgenic animals, imaging, genomics, bioinformatics, proteomic and metabolomics, NMR, X-ray crystallography, CryoEM, and chemical genomics. Faculty have the opportunity to train graduate students in the departmental and university-wide interdisciplinary programs. Highly competitive salary, start-up funds and laboratory space 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. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and/or maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program and will participate in undergraduate, professional, and graduate education/teaching.

Applications should consist of 1) a cover letter including the names and contact information of three references, 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 to http://bit.ly/2wM0wrg.  Please contact Barb Mullenberg at davidsba@purdue.edu if you have questions about uploading documents or the search.  For technical assistance, please email careers@purdue.edu.
 
Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.  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’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement.  Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

Senior Faculty Position in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Purdue University invites applications for a faculty position at the Associate Professor or Professor level with particular emphasis on the application of modern synthetic organic chemistry to the design and synthesis of drugs and/or modulators of biological targets. The appointment will be 75% in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and 25% in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University with resources contributed from both departments.

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and the Department of Chemistry offer 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 of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and the Department of Chemistry, as well as through the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program (PULSe), offer an exceptional environment 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 a track record of peer-reviewed publication and grantsmanship. The successful candidate will be expected to maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program and will participate in undergraduate, pharmacy, and graduate education/teaching.

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 http://bit.ly/2eO2ljf. If you have questions about uploading documents or the search please contact Barb Mullenberg at davidsba@purdue.edu. For technical assistance, please email careers@purdue.edu.

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is 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’s Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology is committed to advancing diversity in all areas of faculty effort, including scholarship, instruction and engagement. Candidates should address at least one of these areas in their cover letter, indicating their past experiences, current interests or activities, and/or future goals to promote a climate that values diversity and inclusion.

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