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Faculty Positions in Synthetic Medicinal Chemistry (002712-2012)

The Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology (www.mcmp.purdue.edu) at Purdue University invites applicants for two tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor with particular emphasis on the application of modern synthetic organic techniques to the development of drugs and/or modulators for biological targets of pharmaceutical interest.

REQUIREMENTS: The Department offers a unique multidisciplinary environment with synergistic strengths in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, and pharmacology.  Purdue University has notable strengths and resources in analytical methods, nanotechnology, structural biology, and computation through the Bindley Bioscience and Birck Nanotechnology Centers in Discovery Park (www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/) the Markey Center for Structural Biology (www-structure.bio.purdue.edu/) and the Rosen Center for Advanced Computing (www.rcac.purdue.edu/).  Additional significant resources are available through the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu/) and the newly founded Purdue Drug Discovery Institute, which in conjunction with the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute provides a seamless path for drug development. Student recruiting opportunities through the Department as well as through the Purdue University Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Program (PULSe) (www.gradschool.purdue.edu/PULSe/) offer substantial potential for building a productive research group.

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a Ph. D. degree in Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry, Organic Chemistry or related scientific field and relevant post-doctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to establish and maintain a strong extramurally-funded research program. Commitment to excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is also required. 

APPLICATION: Applicants should send electronic copies of a cover letter, a curriculum vita and a summary of planned and/or ongoing research in pdf format to the Head of the Medicinal Chemistry Search Committee at medchem@purdue.edu. In addition, applicants should arrange to have three letters of reference submitted electronically to the same email address.  Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012 and will continue until filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

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