Faculty Position in Cancer Biology

West Lafayette, Indiana
Commensurate with experience, plus competitive benefits package. www.mcmp.purdue.edu
Sep 15, 2018
Oct 15, 2018
Field of specialization
Job Type
Full time

The department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (MCMP) (http://www.mcmp.purdue.edu) in conjunction with the NCI designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/) invites applications for a TENURED / tenure-track faculty position at all ranks. Preference will be given to qualified candidates with strong programs in Translational Cancer Biology focused on targeted therapies of signal transduction, epigenetics, immunotherapy and animal models of disease.

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, structural and computational 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 Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/integrative-neuroscience-center/index.php), Purdue Institute for Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/pillars/pi4d/index.php), and Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery (http://www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/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 https://bit.ly/2NmdVkV.  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 (mailto:careers@purdue.edu)


Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2018 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.

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