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Assistant Professor (002724-2012)

The Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, invites applicants for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of Molecular Pathogenesis. Potential areas of research in bacterial or viral systems include:

  • Host-microbe interactions
  • Structural basis and mechanisms of pathogenesis
  • Systems biology of pathogenic organisms
  • Trafficking of intracellular pathogens

Qualifications: Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in an appropriate discipline such as microbiology, cell biology, or structural biology and at least 2 years of postdoctoral experience.  We expect to fill this academic year appointment at the Assistant Professor level. 

Responsibilities: The successful applicant is expected to conduct research to address fundamental questions in the areas listed above; teach undergraduate and graduate students; and participate in ongoing programs in the Department of Biological Sciences.

The Department has over 50 faculty members conducting research in a wide range of fields including microbiology/virology, structural biology, molecular/cell biology, plant biology, bioinformatics, evolutionary biology, and ecology. Further information about the Department is available at http://www.bio.purdue.edu/.  The successful candidate will have opportunities to interact with microbiologists across the University, including colleagues in Discovery Park’s Bindley Bioscience Center. Instrumentation for systems level analyses and biological image analysis is available at the Bindley Bioscience Center and Birck Nanotechnology Center.  Purdue University is expanding Life Sciences research with new facilities in the Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering and the Hockmeyer Hall of Structural Biology.

Applications: Applications must be submitted electronically to https://hiring.science.purdue.edu as a single PDF file that includes a detailed curriculum vitae, names and addresses of three referees, a 2 - 3 page summary of research interests, and a one-page teaching statement.  Inquiries should be directed to Microbiology Search Committee, Department of Biological Sciences, Purdue University, 915 W. State St., West Lafayette, IN 47907-2054 or emailed to search@bio.purdue.edu.  Review of applications will begin October 15, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. A background check will be required for employment in this position.

Purdue University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.