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Assistant or Associate Professor of Biochemistry (002905-2013)

The Department of Biochemistry at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana invites applications for a tenure track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level. The search will be focused on identifying researchers addressing critical questions in mechanistic protein biochemistry including, but not limited to, enzyme structure/function relationships and metabolic pathway analysis in plants, microorganisms, or animals. Applicants whose research is enabled by approaches such as genomics and bioinformatics, single molecule analyses, synthetic biology or chemical biology will be of particular interest. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an internationally-recognized research program, interact with diverse faculty, staff and students across campus, demonstrate excellence in their teaching of graduate and/or undergraduate courses, and function as an active member of the department and university faculty.

The Department of Biochemistry is a small, interactive, and collegial community of faculty, staff and students who contribute significantly to the vibrant life science community of Purdue University. Our faculty participate in interdisciplinary programs in plant biology, genetics, bioinformatics, cancer, neuroscience, and biophysics. Support facilities are available for genomic analysis, metabolomics, protein mass spectrometry, NMR, X-ray crystallography, microscopy, and transgenic animal research. For more information see www.biochem.purdue.edu.

Applicants for assistant professor should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in biochemistry, biophysics, computational biology or a related field and at least two years of post-doctoral experience. Successful candidates should have a strong publication record, the potential to develop a vigorous, extramurally-funded research program, and a commitment to research and teaching excellence. Candidates at the associate professor level must have a track record of academic achievement and external funding in addition to the above. Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, two-page summary of research interests, one-page teaching statement and the names and contact information of three references. Applications should be submitted electronically to biochem-search@purdue.edu.

Screening of applications will begin October 31, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.