Senior Faculty Position

West Lafayette, Indiana
Sep 25, 2017
Oct 24, 2017
Field of specialization
Biochemical, Nanotechnology
Work Function
Job Type
Full time



Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Purdue University

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  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, 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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