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Faculty Opening in Industrial and Physical Pharmacy (002758-2012)

The College of Pharmacy at Purdue University is seeking applications to fill a faculty position in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy in the general area of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

The position is for a full-time tenure-track Assistant Professor. The faculty member is expected to establish an externally funded research program and will teach courses in the undergraduate, graduate and professional (Pharm. D.) programs.  It is expected that the individual will collaborate on various research activities within the department and in multidisciplinary, multi-institutional research throughout the university.  This is a nine-month (academic year) appointment.

The candidate should have expertise in fundamental and applied research related to the development, design, analysis and manufacturing of pharmaceutical products.  Representative areas of interest include:

  • Pharmaceutical manufacturing of small and/or large molecules
  • Fundamentals of unit operations with a focus on API and dosage form manufacturing
  • Process Analytical Technology, modeling and simulation of pharmaceutical processes, and Quality by Design applied to manufacturing processes
  • Development of in vitro-in vivo relationships and other molecular-based principles in formulation design and manufacturing
  • Enabling technologies, including continuous manufacturing, for drug product development
  • Particle engineering and production

Purdue University, a public land-grant university, is located in West Lafayette, Indiana, just 65 miles north of Indianapolis and 2.5 hours from Chicago. The Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy encompasses multidisciplinary research and teaching in the areas of drug development, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, delivery systems and manufacturing.

Qualifications: The candidate must hold a PhD degree in a relevant discipline which would include pharmaceutical sciences, engineering or chemistry, have an outstanding academic record, an exceptional potential for world-class research and a commitment to both undergraduate and graduate education. Postdoctoral and/or industrial experience is desired. Candidates that fail to meet the degree criteria will not be considered for the open position.

Application: For consideration, please submit electronically as a single PDF file to mhurt@purdue.edu a curriculum vitae, a letter of interest providing a summary of qualifications for the position, a description of research interests and goals, a statement of teaching philosophy, and the names and contact information for three references. Applications that are submitted and do not follow the requested format will not be evaluated further.

Review of applications will begin January 2, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information concerning the search please contact Mary Ellen Hurt, Assistant Professor Search Committee, Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907-2091 mhurt@purdue.edu.

A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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