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Endowed Chair in Cancer Therapeutics (002956-2013)

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (www.mcmp.purdue.edu) is actively seeking candidates with a distinguished record of accomplishment to fill an endowed chair in Cancer Therapeutics at the rank of tenured associate or full professor.

Requirements: Within the broad scope of cancer therapeutics, areas of particular interest include, but are not limited to, synthetic chemistry or chemical biology approaches to the discovery of new cancer therapies; nanomedicine, particularly as related to drug delivery or biosensor design; and the discovery and validation of molecular cancer targets.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a Ph. D. or equivalent degree in a scientific field relevant to cancer therapeutics and a significant record of independent scientific accomplishment.  The successful candidate will be expected to possess and maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program. Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels also is required.

The Department offers a unique multidisciplinary and highly collaborative environment in which chemistry and biology are applied to the improvement of human health.  The successful candidate will occupy newly renovated research space in the Purdue University Center for Cancer Research (http://www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/), an NCI-designated Cancer Center with strong programs in drug delivery and molecular sensing, medicinal chemistry, chemical and structural biology, and cell growth and differentiation. He/she will be affiliated with the Purdue University Center for Drug Discovery (www.purdue.edu/research/pcdd/), a newly founded center within Discovery Park at Purdue University (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/). The PCDD, along with the Bindley Bioscience and Birck Nanotechnology Centers, offer opportunities for collaborations on drug targets and the application of nanotechnology to therapeutics. The NIH-funded Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (http://www.indianactsi.org/) provides a nexus for translational research in therapeutics, bringing together basic and clinical research efforts from Purdue, Notre Dame, and Indiana University.

Applications: We are accepting applications (submit a curriculum vita and a brief summary of research accomplishments and ongoing research), nominations and confidential inquiries. To submit an application or to request further information, please contact Dr. Robert Geahlen at geahlen@purdue.edu.  Applications will be reviewed beginning October 10, 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.