003556-2016 - Assistant/Associate/Full Professor


The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (http://www.mcmp.purdue.edu) invites applications for MULTIPLE tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks.  Preference will be given to qualified candidates with strong programs in neuroscience that complement or strengthen the existing departmental focus areas, although outstanding candidates in cancer biology, immunology/infectious diseases, and/or medicinal chemistry will also be seriously considered.  

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. The Department also contributes significantly to the NCI-designated Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (https://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), 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 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 Barb Mullenberg at davidsba@purdue.edu

Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2016 and will continue until the positions are 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 is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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